Friday, 31 May 2013


Welcome to the LegenDerryDigs blog,

The CAF, in collaboration with the NIEA and Derry City Heritage & Museum Service, will be carrying-out archaeological excavations at three very different sites in and around the city of Derry this summer. The digs will be open for the public to visit and for some community participation (check back here for more details).

The digs will run, one each, in June, July and September. It is hoped that we will round-off the season with a day-long symposium in the city coinciding with the launch of the publication of 'The Archaeological Story of Derry-Londonderry' by Ruairi O'Baoill.

The first up is at Prehen House located south of the River Foyle. The excavation will run for 3 weeks from June 3rd, Monday to Friday with Open Afternons on;
  • Friday June 7th 2-4pm
  • Friday June 14th 2-4pm
  • Friday June 21st 2-4pm
There will be a Family Open Day on Saturday June 22nd 12-4pm

The dig will be directed by Cormac McSparron from the CAF and with an experienced team of archaeologists from the CAF. 

Come along and visit us!

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