Free Seminar In Sligo To Promote Community Involvement In Archaelogy

Next Wednesday (May 30th), as part of the Sligo Community Archaelogy Project, a free seminar on Sligo Community Archaeology will be held at the Clayton Hotel Sligo at 6:45 pm to 9:30pm.

The history of archaeological monuments spread throughout Sligo is extensive. There are around 6,500 known sites across the county.

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.

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.

It is free to attend but places are limited therefore booking is essential. For booking contact Tamlyn McHugh by phoning 086 8706529 or emailing [email protected].


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