Volunteers welcome to come and dig at the Lismore Nave - 12 to 19 August 2016


28 June 2016
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Volunteers are invited to come along to a week of community archaeology to reveal and interpret the nave and tower of Lismore Cathedral.

Volunteers are invited to come along to a week of community archaeology to reveal and interpret the nave and tower of Lismore Cathedral, Isle of Lismore. For all the latest archaeology news, dig reports and finds analysis, read History Scotland magazine.

Following on from the successful Graveslabs Project, the Heritage Lottery Fund is funding a week of community archaeology from 12 to 19 August to reveal and interpret the Nave and Tower of Lismore Cathedral.  The project is a joint initiative of the Lismore Parish Church and Comann Eachdraidh Lios Mòr, with the support of Historic Environment Scotland, to improve access to the surrounds of the church and enhance our knowledge of this unique building.                                                    

A professional archaeologist will be at hand to train volunteers and provide the necessary equipment, and during the week it is hoped to do some 'experimental archaeology' – burning lime in the medieval way.

To register as a volunteer, contact Bob Hay on tel: 01631 760393 or e-mail.

Visitors are encouraged to come to Lismore to visit the ancient stones and see them in their medieval setting (with a cathedral and two thirteenth-century castles). This is the first year of a long-term project to protect, enhance and interpret the medieval heritage of the Isle of Lismore. 

The Graveslabs Project is a joint venture between Lismore Historical Society and Lismore Parish Church, funded in 2015 by Historic Environment Scotland and the Heritage Lottery Fund. To follow the progress of the project, visit the Lismore Gaelic Heritage Centre website.