The Dunnalong dig 2012 is up and running!
A programme of archaeological works involving Derry City Council, the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA), the Centre for Archaeological Fieldwork (CAF) at Queen's University Belfast, the Centre for Maritime Archaeology (CMA) at the University of Ulster in Coleraine and the Peace III Partnership has been devised and put in place to bring the archaeology and communities of a small part of the north–west of Ireland closer together, in a groundbreaking archaeological project which will include professional archaeologists, the media and members of the wider community.
For the next two weeks, archaeologists will converge in grassy fields on the banks of the Foyle in Co. Tyrone to explore a highly significant, but surprisingly poorly known archaeological site – Dunnalong Fort or Dun na Long ('Fort of the Ships').
Ronan McHugh is managing the site and is very knowledgeable and approachable. Feel free to come along and meet Ronan and the rest of the team during the course of the survey and excavation.
For more information and photos from the dig use the link below.
Link: Dunnalong Dig