Archeological & Architectural Heritage

Webinar: The story of the Dublin Mountains

Wednesday, January 19, 2022
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Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council and South Dublin County Council are hosting a webinar about ‘The Story of the Dublin Mountains’ which will take place over Zoom on Wednesday 02nd of Feb at 07.30 - 08.30 pm. This is an excellent opportunity to find out more about the archaeological heritage to be found in the Dublin Mountains.

Registration in advance will be required on Eventbrite here

What is the Dublin Mountains Community Archaeology Project?

The Dublin Mountains are a popular destination for many who want to escape from the busy urban life that has now reached their foothills. Whether hiking, mountain biking, birdwatching or just taking a stroll through the woods, the uplands are busier than they have ever been. The Dublin Mountain Community Archaeology Project aims to increase awareness among those who visit, live in and work in the mountains of the regions rich archaeological heritage.

Awareness of the archaeological heritage and increased understanding of the monuments and the stories they have to tell add significantly to the appreciation of a place for many people. It is also vital to the protection of these vulnerable sites, which we all want to see preserved for the appreciation of future generations.

What is the project offering?

This phase of the project will produce resources sharing information about the story of the Dublin Mountains and those who have lived there over the millennia. This includes the different types of monuments and artefacts found there, how to identify them and how we should treat them. 

These resources include an online webinar on The Story of the Dublin Mountains, a series of short videos on the archaeology of the Dublin Mountains, a resource booklet about the archaeology of the Dublin Mountains that will include information on protecting monuments and a series of training workshops aimed at those actively engaged in working in the mountain landscape.

If you would like more information about the archaeology of the Dublin Mountains, please visit Dublin Mountains Partnership website here.

Who is running the project?

This project is being managed by Abarta Heritage on behalf of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, South Dublin County Council and the Dublin Mountains Partnership with funding from the Heritage Council, and in consultation with key stakeholders such as the National Monuments Service, the National Parks and Wildlife Service, Coillte and others.

Watch short video here