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Community Archaeology Project: Dig Tralee

July 4, 2022 @ 8:00 am - July 15, 2022 @ 4:00 pm

Dig Tralee is a community archaeology project that aims to explore the hillfort site at Knockanacuig, on the outskirts of Tralee and uncover what role it might have played in the origins of the town. Knockanacuig hillfort was once an enclosure of significant size and height that commanded a view of the surrounding area for miles around, possibly around 2,500 years old or perhaps even older. This could well be where the town of Tralee began, long before the Normans arrived and established an urban centre. But now, as the modern town encroaches on all sides, the landscape context in which the monument sits is being lost bit by bit. Dig Tralee provides an opportunity to find out more about the site, to reinstate its prominence in the history of the town, and to connect people today with the town’s earliest inhabitants. The project is an initiative of Kerry County Council, who will be responsible for the excavation, and Kerry County Museum, who will take charge of the community engagement. For more information email info@kerrymuseum.ie and follow us on social media.


July 4, 2022 @ 8:00 am
July 15, 2022 @ 4:00 pm