Archaeologists to reveal important
on two important Inishowen sites will present their
findings tonight in Carndonagh.
The archaeologists from Ireland and the UK including
Newcastle University, have in recent weeks carried
out a dig at Cooley Graveyard in Moville and a
geophysical survey at Donagh Cross in Carndonagh.
They promise to provide an "up-to-the-minute" report
on their findings at these early Christian sites
when they gather tonight at Carndonagh Library.
The event concludes a successful week-long Lands of
Eogain Festival in which the group delivered a range
of fascinating Celtic and early-Christian themed
talks and seminars including details about the early
stone crosses of Donegal; early pilgrimages to Iona
and the early Christian sites of Inishowen.
The dig at the early-Christian
graveyard overlooking Lough Foyle at Cooley,
Moville, including members of the Bernician Studies
Group and archaeology students from Newcastle
Lands of Eogain aims to
collaborate with local and international heritage
groups "to raise awareness of the significance of
Inishowen in a European historical context and for
its intrinsic and economic value to our
communities".They hope to deliver in the future
"high-quality projects in the fields of natural and
cultural heritage on Inishowen, to promote
sustainable destination tourism and stimulate a
community sense of guardianship of our historic
The 'Latest Discoveries at Carndonagh and Cooley'
talk will be hosted by Lands of Eogain and delivered
by Colm O'Brien and Max Adams of the Bernician
It will take place at Carndonagh Library, this
evening, Thursday, August 25, 2016 at 7pm and
everyone is welcome.