The Archaeology of Slieve Donard A Cultural Biography of Ulsters Highest Mountain, by Sam Moore
Tuesday 15 May 2012
Tollymore Outdoor Centre
This book was
facilitated by Down County Museum through a successful application to the
Heritage Council for a Research Grant of 6750 Euros in 2009–10, and final
publication has now been made possible by a successful application to the
Northern Ireland Environment Agency for a grant of £6400 for printing the book.
The book includes research on the Neolithic passage tomb and Bronze Age cairn on the summit of Slieve Donard, the geological and prehistoric landscape, the hermitage and churches of St Donard, the use of the summit during the Principal Triangulation of Ireland, and the construction of the Mourne Wall. The attractive 172–page book also includes a gazetteer of prehistoric sites in the Mournes, and will be priced at £10 a copy. I hope you can join us on 15th May.