Summer 2019

The Disert Heritage Project will be conducting an archaeological excavation between 1 July and 19 July 2019. As part of this we are proud to present a series of public events this summer in conjunction with Donegal Co Co Heritage Office and Development Fund:

1 June 2019
Prayers/Mass at Disert, followed by social event at Tymeen Football Field. Time to be confirmed.

Wednesday 26 June 2019
Full day fieldtrip to the archaeology of southwest Co. Donegal. €30 per head including lunch and all entry fees. BOOKING ESSENTIAL. Book instantly online or contact Fiona on 087 6863914 to arrange for cash payment

Thursday 27 June 2019
Full day fieldtrip to the archaeology of Co. Sligo. €20 including all entry fees (lunch at own cost). BOOKING ESSENTIAL. Book instantly online or contact Fiona on 087 6863914 to arrange for cash payment

Thursday 4 July 2019
Meet the Diggers. We will be heading into O’Neill’s Bar, Letterbarrow from 9pm. Why not call in and have a chat? Brendan is promising music.

Tuesday 9 July 2019
Excavation guided tours at 4:30 and 7pm. Meet at Tymeen Football Field.  Wear waterproof clothing and shoes. FREE

Thursday 11 July 2019
Guest Speaker “The early carved stone crosses and cross-slabs of Co. Donegal” Dr Brian Lacey. former Director of the Donegal Archaeological Survey and former Director of the Discovery Programme. Bluestack Centre, 7:30pm €5 per person payable on the door. Afterwards we will be heading into O’Neill’s Bar, Letterbarrow, from around 9pm. Why not call in and have a chat? Brendan is promising music.

Friday 19 July 2019
Say ‘Goodbye’ to the Diggers. We will be heading into O’Neill’s Bar, Letterbarrow from 9pm. Why not call in and have a chat? Brendan is promising music.

Thursday 22 August 2019
Speaker “Preliminary Excavation Results from Disert 2019”. Dr Fiona Beglane. Bluestack Centre, 7:30pm FREE

Fancy trying your hand at Archaeology?

We have a limited number of places for community volunteers to take part in the excavation between 1 July and 19 July. Come for a day, a week or for all three weeks – we are flexible, places are FREE however BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL. No experience necessary.