Castlekevin CHGS 2023 Heritage Council Report

A Conservation Plan incorporating specialist reports including LiDAR, geophysical and ecological survey was completed as part of a CMF project in 2022 .

In 2023 Roundwood and District Historical Archaeological and Folklore Society were recipients of a Community Heritage Grant to conduct further research at the site.

The works comprised a geophysical survey to the west of the mound and involved further research into similar sites in Ireland where burgage plots have been identified. An examination of the surviving masonry at the site was also undertaken at the western side of the mound, however due to the vegetation growth it was only possible to take a photographic record of the ruins.

The results of the surveys at Castlekevin in comparison to the similar site types discussed above appear to support the historical research by Dwyer that the site was not occupied for long periods of time before famine and war saw the rents collapsed. It is possible that the settlement may have been within the perimeter walls of the castle and that there was some occupation outside if these linear features are indeed burgage plots. It is hoped that future research with input from experts in their field and possibly  excavation of targeted test trenches will aid in our understanding of this site.

Click on the pdf below to read the report for further information.

View the 2022 Report elsewhere on this site HERE

Castlekevin received funding support from the Community Monuments Fund 2022(Ref: CMF22-2-WI001) . The CMF is coordinated by National Monuments Service of Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage and administered at a local level by the Heritage Officer of Wicklow County Council. 

The Wicklow Community Archaeology Project is funded by The Heritage Council and Wicklow County Council through the County Heritage Plan fund 2022 &23.

This report was supported by the Heritage Council under the Community Heritage Grant Scheme 2023.

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