The Grassroots excavations have commenced!!!
Some small test trenches have been opened up in private gardens in Seagrange as the first phase of the Grassroots Project. These have yielded some interesting results so far.
The Grassroots team in association with Baldoyle Library have decided to put on 2 public of talks to mark Heritage Week. These talks will give the local community a chance to engage with the Grassroots project and to learn more about the History of Baldoyle, the background to the Grassroots Project and the results so far.
The first talk will take place on Tuesday the 20th upstairs in the Baldoyle library on Strand Road and will run from 6pm to 7.30pm. Paul Duffy will be discussing the background to the project, the Seagrange Monument, Monks and Knights and the excavation results to date, Brendan O’Neill will be in to showcase the replica Medieval pottery that he has created for Grassroots. Brendan will be talking about how these vessels were made, what they were used for and why we have found some pieces of this type of pottery in Baldoyle.
The second talk will take place on Saturday in the same venue and will run from 2pm to 4.30pm. This gives people a chance to come along if they missed the Tuesday talk. Paul will be discussing the project, its origins and progress so far, Baldoyle’s leading Local Historian, Michael Hurley will be giving a talk about the later history of Baldoyle, Seamus Johnson of Trinity College will be talking about the Dublin Vikings and Enda O’Flaherty will be presenting the results of the Geophysics survey we undertook in March as well as looking at the story of the Seagrange monument through the map sources.
Keep an ear out on Near FM for an interview with Paul next week