A number of events were arranged in association with the Glendalough Heritage Forum (http://www.glendaloughheritageforum.org/) to coincide with Heritage Week (August 2016).
Glendalough: An Age Old Attraction
An exhibition photographs from the National Library of Ireland photographic archives entitled ‘Glendalough: An age old Attraction’ was compiled by local volunteers with some assistance from The Discovery Programme and The Heritage Office, Wicklow County Council. The exhibition in the Brockagh Heritage Centre was launched in early August and its popularity led to it remaining in the centre until the end of the year.
The Glendalough Graveyard Trail
Members of the Glendalough Heritage Forum were involved in a graveyard survey with Historic Graves (http://historicgraves.com/) and the Department of Archaeology, UCD (https://www.ucd.ie/archaeology/) during Heritage Week 2015. The success of the graveyard survey led to the formulation of a graveyard trail by members of the Glendalough Heritage Forum with assistance from The Discovery Programme’s graphic designer Ian McCarthy who designed the final product. It is planned to produce an updated version to include the results of the 2016 graveyard survey.
Stop No 1 Gateway
Stop No 4 Keane, Kane
Stop No 8 Cullen
Stop No 13 Cathedral Troy
Digitally Recording Glendalough
This event which was held in St Kevin’s Church included demonstrations of 3D recording by Discovery Programme staff; carved stone in the church was recorded using a handheld 3D scanner. The results of recent 3D surveys in Glendalough and elsewhere were presented to the public as part of this event. It was a busy day in Glendalough and the event was well attended.