Sligo Community Archaeology Strategy

Sligo Community Archaeology Strategy

Sligo County Council, together with County Sligo Heritage Forum, is preparing a Community Archaeology Strategy for Sligo.  Community Archaeology is archaeology initiated and driven by communities. Many community archaeology projects have been undertaken in Ireland in recent years, successfully enhancing our understanding of the archaeological record and providing opportunities for skills development and active learning.  By creating awareness of our rich archaeological resource we can develop an appreciation of our shared heritage and identity, fostering a sense of place and belonging through engagement with all communities.

The development of a Sligo Community Archaeology Strategy is a strand of the ‘Sligo Community Archaeology Project’ - an initiative of Sligo Heritage Forum and an action of the County Sligo Heritage Plan 2016 – 2020.  The project is funded by Sligo County Council in partnership with The Heritage Council and is being delivered by Tamlyn McHugh of Fadó Archaeology on behalf of the Heritage Office, Sligo County Council.

A survey (link below) has been designed to obtain the views of the public on the ideas/issues and projects that should be addressed in the Sligo Community Archaeology Strategy.  We want to hear from you, whether you are an archaeologist, an individual citizen or part of a heritage group, community organisation, a business, a public body or heritage specialist.  With your assistance, the strategy will identify the potential of Sligo to develop a strategic approach to community archaeology.

Please help us by taking a few minutes to complete this survey.  Your views are important to us.

You are invited to make a submission by completing a pre-draft questionnaire online at

Please note that all submissions must be received no later than 4pm on Wednesday 18th April 2018.

More information on the Sligo Community Archaeology Strategy is available from:

Tamlyn McHugh, Fadó Archaeology. Email: