It is amazing what you can discover about your local area from the snug safety of your home. Kildare County Council are delighted to offer a FREE online course that will take you step-by-step through the available online sources that will allow you to paint a picture of the geological, archaeological, and historical events that happened close to where you live. While the course will look at examples from throughout Ireland, it will focus on the geology, archaeology and history of the county of Kildare. As such the course is aimed toward residents of the county (who will be given preference for available course places) as well as enthusiasts of Kildare’s natural and cultural heritage.
The course will be delivered through five online tutorials every Tuesday and Thursday over three weeks commencing Thursday 8th April 2021. We will begin by looking at the very bedrock under your feet, examining the geological processes and glacial events that shaped the landscape and formed the soils. The course then focuses on the impacts of humans on that landscape over time, from pre-history to the last century.
The course will be on for five evenings, from 6.30pm – 8.00pm (though we can sometimes go on an extra 30 mins). The dates are:
Tuesday 2nd Nov, Thursday 4th Nov, Tuesday 9th Nov, Thursday 11th Nov &Tuesday 16th Nov
Where: From your home!
Equipment: You will need access to the internet and a device (preferably a laptop or PC)
Please note that the details of events listed above are provided by the relevant Local Authorities.