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22-26 August Community Archaeology Dig

22-26 August Community Archaeology Dig

Community Archaeology Dig of Kilmocholmóg field

Dates: 22-26 August 2022

Venue: Kilmocholmóg field, Kilmore Road, Lurgan, BT67 9LW

As follow up to our DfC:Historic Environment Division funded Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) Surveys, we are carrying out a community archaeological dig of Kilmocholmóg field to ascertain the nature of a stone feature which was identified in the GPR survey.

A tradition exists that Kilmocholmóg was the site of an early ecclesiastical site. The archaeologists of the Northern Archaeological Consultancy assisted by community volunteers will now carry out a test trench excavation over 5 days to assess if the site has any historical significance.

The dig has been attracting great interest with even the BBC coming down to cover it:


While local news company Your Lurgan also paid a visit: