In partnership with Queen’s University Belfast’s Centre for Archaeological Fieldwork (CAF), the Ring of Gullion Landscape Partnership is undertaking a programme of archaeological investigation at the site of a lost hill fort at Cornahove at Loughross and there is going to be plenty of opportunities for the local community to be involved “digging into our past”! We want all the local schools to sign up and come along, participate in the excavation, and help us uncover the past at this important local monument. And we want the grown-ups to help out as well!
Watch Homeground on BBC One 7.30pm Monday 23rd May to find out more about the dig and click here to see our gallery.
Opportunities for schools
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Opportunities for the public
The excavation will be open to members of the local community to lend a hand as volunteers, or just to watch as the archaeologists uncover secrets that have remained a mystery for hundreds of years. Volunteers can join the team on the following days:
Saturday 14th May, 12.00pm to 1.30pm (Site walk and talk)
Saturday 14th May, 2.00pm to 3.30pm (Site walk and talk)
Monday 16th May, 2.00pm to 3.30pm (Dig in and be an archaeologist)
Tuesday 17th May, 2.00pm to 3.30pm (Dig in and be an archaeologist)
Monday 23rd May, 2.00pm to 3.30pm (Dig in and be an archaeologist)
Tuesday 24th May, 7.00pm to 9.30pm (Site walk and results night)
There will be a large shelter on site, so even if it is raining there will be lots to do. Please wear sturdy boots and bring a broad hat and suncream, a water bottle, and a water-proof coat.
And don’t forget to come along to our open evening on Tuesday 24th May, 7.00pm-9.00pm. The archaeologists from the CAF will explain the work that they are doing and what they have found during the course of the excavation.