Another exciting research excavation, open to the public and volunteers, will take place in Bishop Street Within car park, adjacent to the city walls and St Augustine’s church in Derry city centre this September. Archaeological works will begin on September 9th and are expected to continue for three weeks.
The excavation is a partnership project between the Northern Ireland Environment Agency, Derry City Council Heritage and Museum Service and the Centre for Archaeological Fieldwork at Queen’s University Belfast. DRD Road Services own the area of the car park where the dig is to be carried out and their permission to undertake the work there is greatly appreciated.
There are opportunities for members of the public to volunteer and participate. If you are interested contact the North West Volunteer Centre at 22 Bishop Street (Tel: 02871 271017).
Daily site tours will also be provided during the second and third weeks of the excavation (from 16th September) at 12 noon and 3pm, Monday – Friday (meet at the entrance to the site).
There will be a family open day on Saturday September 28th - more details to follow.