We are happy to be offering a community dig in at the Carrick ringwork in Ferrycarrig, Co. Wexford this summer. This is part of the larger “Digging the Lost Town” project, funded by Wexford County Council. For more information on the project, as well as event details and the registration link, see below!
Where? Located in Ferrycarrig, Co. Wexford, inside the Irish National Heritage Park.
When? The community dig will take place July 26 – August 13. Volunteers can participate anytime during those weeks, however, we do ask for a minimum of 2 days participation.
Background: The site, built in the winter of 1169 by Robert FitzStephen, was the first recorded Anglo-Norman stronghold in the country, constructed the year before the main Anglo-Norman landing party at Baginbun. A stone castle, medieval borough and deerpark developed close to (or on) the site of the ringwork in the 13th century. However, despite the historical importance of the ringwork, its location within a heritage park, or the occurrence of previous excavations at the site in the 1980s, the site does not feature heavily in public memory – one of the reasons we are excited to welcome the community to this project! Read more about the project and site here.