Know Your Locality Course - Wicklow - April 2021

Get to Know Your 5K in this upcoming course, designed by Irish Archaeology Field school and delivered via  five zoom sessions ,  over three weeks. Participation on the course is limited to those living and/or active in county Wicklow and is  FREE courtesy of Wicklow County Council and The Heritage Council through the County Wicklow Heritage Plan. Capacity is limited however so early booking is advised. Read more below and follow the registration link at the end of the page to book your place.



It is amazing what you can discover about your local area from the snug safety of your home. We are delighted, through funding from Wicklow County Council, to offer a FREE online course that will take you step-by-step through the available online sources that will allow you to paint a picture of the geological, archaeological, and historical events that happened close to where you live. While the course will look at examples from throughout Ireland, it will focus on the geology, archaeology and history of the county of Wicklow. As such the course is aimed toward residents of Wicklow (who will be given preference for available course places) as well as enthusiasts of Wicklow’s natural and cultural heritage.

The course will be delivered through five online tutorials every Wednesday and Friday over three weeks commencing Wednesday 7th April 2021. We will begin by looking at the very bedrock under your feet, examining the geological processes and glacial events that shaped the landscape and formed the soils. The course then focuses on the impacts of humans on that landscape over time, from pre-history to the last century.

The first workshop includes a summary of the course content and format. A list of resources/links will also be sent to the participants so that they can study their own locality. Workshops 1-5 will each teach an individual research skill and also include time to answer questions arising from the previous session. Workshop 5 will comprise a wrap-up, outlining the information obtained by the participants which can be utilised to tell the geology, archaeology, and history of their localities. Workshop 5 will also outline how these skills can be used to contribute to Our Wicklow Heritage, the online community heritage portal for County Wicklow, see and to the ‘KnowYour5k’ initiative by the Heritage Council and National Museum of Ireland. Encouraging  engagement with the County Wicklow Heritage website, or any one of the additional community heritage  sites at  and promoting the contribution of information is  a key outcome of the course.


Course Details

Course Dates and Times: April 6th – 21st, 2021 (five 1.5-hour sessions (7pm – 8.30pm GMT) in total on April 7th, 9th, 14th, 16th, 21st.

Where: From your home!

Equipment: You will need access to the internet and a device (preferably a laptop or PC)

Enrolment Status: OPEN

Course Type: Local Geology/Archaeology/History

Instructor: Dr Stephen Mandal

Cost: FREE

Application Deadline: March 26th, 2021


To Book

Click here to register


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