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.

2016 Conservation Management Plan – report to the Heritage Council

2017 Conservation Measures for the Archaeological Complex of Disert – report to the Heritage Council

2018 Interpreting the Archaeological Complex of Disert – report to the Heritage Council

Project sponsors:

The primary sponsorship for the creation (2016) and implementation (2017 and 2018) of the Conservation Management Plan was from the Heritage Council, however additional financial and in-kind sponsorship have also been received from the following: Bluestack Centre; Patsy Boyle Tiling; John Campbell (Donegal Co. Co. Members Development Fund); Gallagher Cabs; Institute of Technology, Sligo; Letterbarrow FC; Michael McGroarty Monumental Mason; Seamus Sheerin Stores.  In 2019 we received funding through IT Sligo, California State University LA, the Institute for Field Research, Donegal Co. Co Development Fund Initiative and Donegal Co. Co. Heritage Office. We are grateful to them and to all our local sponsors.

logoblock 2019 with sponsors

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