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The Big Dig at Caherduggan Castle: Week 2

Our second week in Caherduggan was spent cleaning and recording a number of very large foundations which we believe are part of a castle or tower house that stood on the site during the medieval period around 500 years ago. Our first job was to clean back the walls using trowels and brushes. Once we […]

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The Big Dig at Caherduggan Castle: Find of the Week #1

One of the many great things about digging a moat is that the lower levels tend to be waterlogged. When soil is waterlogged it allows materials such as wood and leather to be preserved because there is very little air in the soil. This is known as an anaerobic environment which your teacher will tell […]

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The Big Dig at Caherduggan Castle: Cracking Castle and Mega Moat

The following blog is the first in a series we are preparing on our excavations of the Castle and Moat at Caherduggan near Doneraile in County Cork. These are being prepared at the request of Cork County CouncilĀ  (our client) and will be targeted at school children in county Cork. We hope that everyone else […]

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