Archaeological dig at Cushendall

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Initial investigations have been carried out at an archaeological landscape known as Retreat Castle overlooking Cushendall in Glenballyeamon.

Queen’s University Archaeologist Dr Colm Donnelly has managed to pull together a great story of the history of this Retreat Castle.

The excavation will begin on 12th September, with all local primary schools taking part in the excavation, surveying, identifying and recording artefacts and finding out about the history of this fantastic piece of landscape. There will be a Public Open Day on 17th September with sessions running from 10am to 11.30 and from 12.30 until 2pm. This will be an opportunity for everyone to come along to find out about the history of the site and take part in real time archaeological investigations.

To take part contact Laura on 02820752100 or email