Overview: It is amazing what you can discover about your local area from the snug safety of your home. We are delighted, through funding from Wexford County Council and Ancient Connections, to offer a FREE online course that will take you step-by-step through the available online sources that will allow you to paint a picture of your home place through the geological, archaeological, and historical events that happened close to where you now live.
The course will start with the very bedrock under your feet, examining the geological processes and glacial events that shaped the landscape and formed the soils. It will then focus on the impacts of humans on that landscape over time, from pre-history to the last century.
The course will be delivered through a series on online tutorials every Tuesday and Thursday over three weeks from February 16th to March 2nd.
Course Dates and Times: February 16 – March 2, 2021 (five two-hour sessions (4pm – 6pm GMT) in total on February 16th, 18th, 23rd, 25th and March 2nd).
Where: From your home!
Equipment: You will need access to the internet and a device (preferably a laptop or PC)
Enrolment Status: OPEN
Course Type: Local Geology/Archaeology/History
Instructor: Dr Stephen Mandal
Application Deadline: February 12th, 2021 – FULLY BOOKED
This is a wholly online course and as such, all of the activities are based on using online resources. The course may bring to your attention some really interesting findings about your local area. Please bear the following in mind if exploring your area.
Never enter private land without permission and please be aware of any risks in entering a monument or accessing it, such as crossing a field containing livestock. If leaving home please adhere to all government public health advice regarding Covid-19 and do not enter land, or sites which are closed to the public (for guidance see: https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/472f64-covid-19-coronavirus-guidance-and-advice/). It is an offence to interfere with an archaeological site and/or to search for archaeological objects using a metal detector without written consent from the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht (see also: https://www.museum.ie/en-IE/Collections-Research/The-Law-on-Metal-Detecting-in-Ireland). Many archaeological sites may be in an unstable or ruinous condition, do not place your self at risk or break any advisory or safety notices for any reason, such as a hope of getting ‘a better photo’!