Sligo Community Archaeology Seminar

Sligo Community Archaeology Seminar Moygara Castle - Heritage Council visit June 2017 - photo by James Connolly picsell8

As part of the ‘Sligo Community Archaeology Project’ a free seminar on Sligo Community Archaeology will be held on the evening of Wednesday the 30th of May at the Clayton Hotel Sligo at 6.45 pm – 9.30pm.

Sligo has an exceptional wealth of archaeological monuments spread throughout the county, from mounds and tombs to castles and medieval churches. The archaeology of Sligo dates from earliest times to the present day and includes approximately 6,500 known sites which are located throughout our countryside. Landowners, including farmers, developers, public bodies and the general public, are the custodians of this heritage resource.

Increasingly, local communities are realising the value of their local archaeological resource and there is a demand for greater community involvement with the county’s archaeology whether through directly experiencing sites and monuments, or by developing heritage trails, exhibitions or events.

The aims of the seminar are to promote community involvement in archaeology to enable local communities and individuals to unlock the secrets of their local monuments and heritage landscapes, provide an opportunity for groups and individuals to share their experiences in community archaeology by showcasing examples of projects undertaken in the Northwest, promote best practice in relation to researching and undertaking works to archaeological monuments and discuss shared challenges and the opportunities available through the Heritage Council’s Adopt a Monument Scheme and the County Sligo Heritage Plan 2016-2020.

The seminar is aimed at community groups, burial ground committees, heritage groups, ‘Tidy Towns’ committees, youth groups, Men’s Sheds, Active Retirement groups and anyone who has an interest in local heritage and history.

This seminar on Sligo Community Archaeology is organised by Sligo County Council Heritage Office, facilitated by Tamlyn McHugh of Fadó Archaeology, with the support of The Heritage Council, and is an action of the County Sligo Heritage Plan 2016-2020.

This seminar is free but places are limited therefore booking is essential. For booking contact Tamlyn McHugh by phoning 086 8706529 or emailing info@fadoarchaeology.com.

The ‘Sligo Community Archaeology Project’ is an initiative of Sligo Heritage Forum and is 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.

The aim of the evening is to:

  • Promote community involvement in archaeology to enable local communities and individuals to unlock the secrets of their local monuments and heritage landscapes.
  • Provide an opportunity for groups and individuals to share their experiences in community archaeology by showcasing examples of projects undertaken in the Northwest.
  • Promote best practice in relation to researching and undertaking works to archaeological monuments.
  • Discuss shared challenges and the opportunities available through the Heritage Council’s Adopt a Monument Scheme and the County Sligo Heritage Plan 2016-2020.
Agenda for the evening
TimeAgenda Items
6.45 – 7.00 pm Arrival and registration
7.00 - 7.10pm Welcome address Cathaoirleach, Cllr. Seamus Kilgannon, Sligo County Council
7.10 – 7.30 pm Introduction and overview of the Sligo Community Archaeology Project Tamlyn McHugh, Fadó Archaeology
7.30 – 7.50 pm Battles, Bricks and Bridges: Local communities exploring their history, heritage and culture in County Fermanagh. Barney Devine, Killesher Community Development Association and Cleenish Community Association.
7.50 – 8.10 pm Disert: Community archaeology in a rural setting Fiona Beglane, Disert Heritage Group and IT Sligo Applied Archaeology
8.10 – 8.30 pm Working with a Monument PJ O’Neill, Moygara Castle Research & Conservation Project
8.30 – 8.50pm Adopting Monuments: recent work in community archaeology in Ireland Ian Doyle, Head of Conservation, The Heritage Council
8.50 - 9.30 pm Panel discussion with Q & A Session and Closing Summary
9.30pm Ends

The seminar is free but booking is essential to:  Tamlyn McHugh, Fadó Archaeology - M: 086 8706529  E: info@fadoarchaeology.com

The ‘Sligo Community Archaeology Project’ is an initiative of Sligo Heritage Forum and is 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