The central aim of the Reading Your Landscape Training Course is to enable course participants to identify, examine and record the heritage features of their own local area through desk research and fieldwork.
‘Reading Your Local Landscape’ training course was held in the Teleworks Centre, Mountbellew between April and July in association with Mountbellew Heritage and Tourism Network, eleven participants received training in all aspects of built, natural and cultural heritage between April and July.
The aim of the course was to enable the local participants to identify, examine and record the heritage features of the Mountbellew area through desk research and fieldwork. Following skills training through classroom work and field trips to local heritage sites, the participants completed practical projects. These included the development of a heritage trail and biodiversity action plan for Mountbellew and the development of a detailed tour itinerary and content to guide visitors around Carrownagappul Bog, where Galway’s Living Bog project is based.
The course was created and delivered by Zena Hoctor, Heritage Specialist, who is based in Kinvara Co. Galway. Subjects covered included geology, biodiversity, architecture, archaeology and local culture. Galway County Community Archaeologist, Dr. Christy Cunniffe led a number of archaeology and cultural heritage field trips.
Please note that the details of events listed above are provided by the relevant Local Authorities.