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Volunteers dig in at historic Dunnalong site
AN ARCHAEOLOGICAL dig has begun at one of Strabane’s most historical sites as part of a new cross community project.
The dig at Dunnalong is aimed at examining the historical events, landscape and legacy which have shaped cultural identities and shared heritage in Ulster over the last 400 years.
It follows a number of events and workshops already delivered, gathering volunteers and marking the plantation anniversary. It will be complemented next month with Ulster Covenant centenary celebrations.
Strabane District Council chairman Thomas Kerrigan said he hoped the dig would provide a better understanding of local history.
“This is an exciting project and I am sure that the dig will further contribute to our understanding of our history. I am particularly delighted to learn that the archaeological dig is open to volunteers; this represents a great opportunity for local people to become directly engaged with uncovering their history and heritage. I encourage everyone to get involved and look forward in anticipation to the results of the dig in Dunnalong,” he said.