The Irish Heritage School are offering a FREE course (mostly online) 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 in Offaly. While the course will look at examples from throughout Ireland, it will focus on the geology, archaeology and history of Offaly. As such the course is aimed toward local people who are enthusiasts of natural and cultural heritage.
The course will be delivered through five online tutorials every Monday and Wednesday over two and a half weeks commencing Monday 10th Oct 2022. This year, the course will include a field trip to an archaeological site(s). 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.
Please note that the details of events listed above are provided by the relevant Local Authorities.