About

The Disert Heritage Project is a community based archaeological research project set up by the Disert Heritage Group and IT Sligo to learn about and preserve the unique archaeological  landscape surrounding St Colmcille’s holy well in the townland of Disert, in the parish of Inver, Co Donegal. In 2019 Disert Heritage Group and IT Sligo are teaming up with California State University LA and with the US-based Institute for Field Research to carry out an excavation at Disert.

Project sponsors:

The primary sponsorship for the creation (2016) and implementation (2017 and 2018) of the Conservation Management Plan was from the Heritage Council, In 2019 we received funding through Institute of Technology Sligo, California State University LA, the Institute for Field Research, Donegal Co. Co Development Fund Initiative and Donegal Co. Co. Heritage Office. For 2021 this project is funded by IT Sligo and Donegal Co. Co. The project has been supported though the Colmcille1500 Grant Scheme which is funded by the North West Development Fund and Creative Ireland, in conjunction with and supported by The Executive Office and The Irish Government.  Over the years we have also received local sponsorship of goods, services and money from the Abbey Hotel, Bluestack Centre, Patsy Boyle Tiling, Gallagher Cabs, Letterbarrow FC, Michael McGroarty Monumental Mason, Seamus Sheerin Stores. We are very grateful to all our funders and sponsors!

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