On Saturday 16th July, as part of the Eileen Óg Heritage Festival, there is a rare opportunity for the public to have a look inside the bawn at Ballintubber Castle and see a real archaeological dig in action.
A group of more than 50 US archaeology students and academics are working on the site, researching and carrying out an archaeological excavation, as part of the ‘Castles in Community Archaeology Field School’. Access to the castle and dig is by guided tour and tours take place at 2pm, 3pm, 4pm & 5pm. Finds from the excavation will be on display in the Old School House in Ballintubber all day. Admission is free.
While you are in Ballintubber why not hang around for the rest of the Eileen Óg Heritage Festival? Find out more here