A public call has issued to invite communities to work with the archaeologists in the Irish Heritage School to explore and get to know their local monument. The project will be led by the Irish Heritage School – a public archaeology and heritage educational firm based in Birr. We are inviting local communities to apply for a series of specialist led workshops this autumn that will allow you to explore your local monument in a deeper, experiential and ultimately more rewarding way.
Examples of the type of research communities might want specialist support with could include:
- Architectural and building recording and survey
- Archaeological recording (such as total station survey and planning)
- Photogrammetric recording of buildings, earthworks, memorials or architectural fragments
- Graveyard and memorial recording
- Guidance with on site and building conservation
- Children’s educational workshops
- Heritage based videography and photography
County Offaly has a vast range of recorded monuments with over 4000 sites on www.archaeology.ie . This scheme aims to explore monuments with local significance so is equally applicable to any monument including monasteries, castles, limekilns, traditional houses, holy wells, ringforts etc. What is most important is that there is an appetite to further explore and understand the monument locally. It is essential to have the landowners’ agreement before the application is made if the site is not on public land.
Please note that the details of events listed above are provided by the relevant Local Authorities.