What is the Dublin Mountains Community Archaeology Project?

The Dublin Mountains are a popular destination for many who want to escape from the busy urban life that has now reached their foothills. Whether hiking, mountain biking, birdwatching or just taking a stroll through the woods, the uplands are busier than they have ever been. The Dublin Mountain Community Archaeology Project aims to increase awareness among those who visit, live in and work in the mountains of the region’s rich archaeological heritage.

Awareness of the archaeological heritage and increased understanding of the monuments and the stories they have to tell add significantly to the appreciation of a place for many people. It is also vital to the protection of these vulnerable sites, which we all want to see preserved for the appreciation of future generations.

Photo Credit: Joe Ladrigan, Fairy Castle from the air.



Dublin Mountains Community Archaeology Project 2022

The second phase of the project commenced in September 2022 and is being managed by Archaeology and Built Heritage on behalf of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, South Dublin County Council and the Dublin Mountains Partnership with funding from the Heritage Council, and in consultation with key stakeholders such as the National Monuments Service, the National Parks and Wildlife Service, Coillte and others.

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Dublin’s Megalithic Mountains

Archaeology Sites in the Dublin Mountains

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