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Local People Needed For Bremore Castle Dig

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The County Council has invited Balbriggan locals, to take part in an archaeological dig at Bremore Castle.

later this month the Council will be digging in the walled garden of the 16th century fortified house.

The dig is hoped to reveal information on the layout of the gardens and answer questions on what was there before the castle was built.
County Council community archaeologist Christine Baker said, “there is so much we want to discover about Bremore Castle and to do this we need people to come along and dig.”

The community dig will go underway for two weeks from July 14-28, every day except Mondays.

It is open to people over 18 and there is lots to be done including digging, sieving for finds to washing and cataloguing artefacts.

Parks superintendent, Kevin Halpenny said, “it certainly is a different way to become involved. We have had several different events at Bremore Castle, but I’m especially excited to be uncovering the secrets of our walled garden.”

A team of archaeologists will be on hand, to train and guide participants. To sign up contact Christine Baker at christine.baker@fingal.ie