Wicklow Community Archaeology Event

A one day public seminar on the theme of Community Archaeology in Wicklow was held in the Brockagh Resource Centre, Laragh on Sat 27th May 2017.

The event was organised as an action of the county Wicklow Heritage Plan in response to the growing interest  in community-led historical and archaeological research in recent years and the level of activity in this area in Wicklow.

The aims of the event were to:

  • Support existing and encourage new, community based archaeological and heritage recording initiatives
  • Provide opportunities for various groups to showcase their work and to share information and experiences
  • Explore opportunities and mutual challenges for the development of community based archaeology in Wicklow.

We had a stimulating and action packed programme with an attendance of c. 60 people. Copies of the presentations from the day have been kindly provided by our the speakers and are available below as pdfs. Part of the day also included  a group discussion, a  record of which is included below.

The following is the programme of talks and presentations:

Community Archaeology in Fingal– Christine Baker, Community   Archaeologist, Fingal County Council

Heritage Recording via the PURE Mile – Pat Dunne, Glenmalure Pure Mile group

The Medieval Bray Project – David McIlreavy

Spinans Hill Photogrammetry Project – James O Driscoll

The Adopt A Monument Scheme – Roisin Burke & Neil Jackman   Abarta Heritage

 The Glendalough Heritage Forum Collaboration – Graeme Warren,  School of Archaeology, UCD

Community Owned Archaeology: a perspective from the field – Paul Duffy , Grassroots Archaeology.

The Preban Graveyard Heritage Project – Yvonne  Whitty & Jack Lynch (The short film screened may be viewed elsewhere on our website here)




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