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: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-62622702
While local news company Your Lurgan also paid a visit: