Venue: Waterford County Museum, Friary Street
Date: Wednesday, February 3
Time: 7 pm
Gallows Hill is one of the earliest upstanding monuments in Dungarvan. The earthen mound is believed to be part of a structure known as a Motte & Bailey. It was probably built by the Anglo Normans in the immediate aftermath of the invasion and conquest of Ireland. They had a distinct style of castle building called a Motte & Bailey. These Motte & Bailey castles were later replaced by more substantial stone castles as was the case in Dungarvan. At a much later date, the mound at Gallows Hill was used as the site of the public gallows, hence the present name. The earliest written reference to this is in an 18th century document.
Community Archaeology is a relatively new concept in Ireland allowing local people an opportunity to get hands on experience exploring local heritage sites.
If this has whet your appetite and you would like to find out more, please come along on the night. We look forward to seeing you.