Wanted: enthusiastic volunteers to work on an exciting archaeology project at Knockanacuig, Tralee

–   Excavation dates: July 4–15

–   Open to all over 18 years of age

–   No experience required, training and equipment provided

–  A choice of work slots available: three, five, or ten days

–  Information night 31st May at 7 pm in Kerins O’ Rahillys GAA Club

– Closing date for expressions of interest: June 10


Summer 2022 will see the start of Dig Tralee, a major archaeological excavation at Knockanacuig, the site of a prehistoric hillfort on the western side of the town. The aim of the project is to explore this ancient monument and uncover what role it might have played in the origins of Tralee. The dig will be led by a team of professional archaeologists with support from community volunteers.

We’re looking for people who have an interest in archaeology and history, like working outdoors and are keen to learn new skills by working alongside experts. They must also be happy to engage with a film crew who will be making a record of the project.

Take a moment to read through this leaflet to fully appraise yourself about the project and what your participation would entail: Download Dig Tralee Q&A

If you’d like to be part of the quest email us with your mobile number before June 10 and let us know for how many days – three, five, or ten – you will be available: info@kerrymuseum.ie