Excavations at Glendalough

Community Excavation in Glendalough 2017
D. Burns

Brockagh Resource Centre, Laragh on Friday 23rd February @ 7.00pm

The Glendalough Heritage Forum (GHF) is pleased to host a talk the School of Archaeology UCD highlighting the results for the 2017 season of excavations. Archaeological excavations took place throughout the month of August in 2017 and included a two week supervised volunteer dig followed by a two week UCD student fieldschool. The ‘Archaeology at Glendalough’ programme included outreach activities for National Heritage Week and was made possible through funding allocations from UCD, Wicklow County Council and The Heritage Council and support from other partners including Wicklow Mountains National Park, National Monuments Service and OPW. 

All are welcome to this free talk. 

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The Glendalough Heritage Forum (GHF) is a non-statutory partnership that seeks to increase understanding and appreciation of the rich cultural heritage of the Glendalough Valley and to stimulate wider community engagement with this heritage through collaborative initiatives. The Glendalough Heritage Forum (GHF) aims to increase communication, collaboration and understanding between those with an interest in the cultural heritage of the famous valley of Glendalough and surrounding settlements. The Forum consists of a wide range of stakeholders including; local residents, land owners, state agencies, County Council representatives and researchers from a variety of institutions. The aim of the GHF is

  • to facilitate understanding and management of the remarkable cultural heritage of Glendalough
  • to engage local communities in this process
  • to maximise the benefits of working together and sharing information.


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