Free Seminar For Communities Caring For Archaeological Monuments

Free Seminar For Communities Caring For Archaeological Monuments Free Seminar For Communities Caring For Archaeological Monuments

As part of the ‘Sligo Community Archaeology Project’ a free seminar on the care of archaeological monuments to be held on the evening of Thursday the 14th of March at the Sligo Park Hotel at 6.45 pm – 9.00pm.

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.

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 through providing practical support to communities in the use of techniques that can be used to research local sites and monuments, within the context of examples of successful community archaeology projects. To 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 communities caring for archaeological monuments is an output of the ‘Sligo Community Archaeology Project’. It is an initiative of Sligo Heritage Forum and is an action of the County Sligo Heritage Plan 2016 – 2020. The seminar and project are funded by Sligo County Council in partnership with The Heritage Council and are being delivered by Tamlyn McHugh of Fadó Archaeology on behalf of the Heritage Office, Sligo County Council.

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