Welcome to the blog of the Ulster-Scots Archaeological Project. This project relates to Ulster-Scots history, heritage and culture and understanding the impact that the Plantation had on the landscape, peoples, architecture and the historical legacies for the 21st-century’s communities in Northern Ireland. Follow our blog for updates on our excavation results and visitors to the site from the local community and schools!
Friday, 23 May 2014
Another busy day, and the tv were here!
Thursday was a busy day..
We were delighted to have a large group from the Clogher
Historical Society for a day’s outing. The group made a day of it and brought a
big picnic. Nick gave an excellent tour of the castle and some of the group
went digging for the afternoon!
Nick giving a guided tour of the castle
George joined Camilla in the new Cutting 7 at the base of
the latrine chute – first find was a coin (modern) - it looks like someone
literally ‘spent a penny’ here. Lots of digging left in this one and George
promises to be back for more!
We also had a film crew on site from Tern TV who are filming
a new monthly magazine series called The Gaitherin which will be on BBC in a
few weeks (we will keep you posted).
George and Camilla in Cutting 7 with the film crew
Site director Fintan Walsh, project leader Nick Brannon, Camilla Brannstrom and George
Knight from the Clogher Historical Society were interviewed and the crew got
lots of great shots of the castle and the ongoing excavations.. Twas a great
day, and the sun, on cue, popped out for a while too.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank the Clogher Historical
Society for joining us on Thursday and also for volunteering in the Cuttings
over the last few weeks. You can find out about all the great work that this
society does at http://www.clogherhistory.ie/home