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Dates
2nd May 2022
to 9th Sep 2022

Age Range
All ages

Venue
Gallows Hill

Address
Gallows Hill

Gallows Hill Mural

The Gallows Hill Motte in Dungarvan Co. Waterford is a Community Archaeology project and part of the Heritage Councils Adopt a Monument Initiative. Over the past five years Waterford County Museum have carried out archaeological excavations, exhibitions and on-site heritage days to reveal the significant heritage of the site. They discovered the earliest coin ever found in Waterford and evidence of the site being used from pagan times, reconstructed in the 7th Century, a prominent Anglo-Norman Site with a wooden tower and use as a burial site and gallows.

The site is surrounded by an expansive green space bounded by a concrete wall with great potential for animating the space and attracting more activity by the local community. A mural will be painted on this wall telling the story of Gallows Hill in partnership with Waterford Walls and involving the local community. It will promote pride of place and reflect the heritage significance of the site.

Development of the project will involve staff from Waterford Councils Environment, Community and Heritage departments, Elected Members, Waterford Co. Museum and local community representatives.

For more information and to view the mural when completed in September, go to the Gallows Hills Facebook page.

Please note that the details of events listed above are provided by the relevant Local Authorities.

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