Rediscovering the Dingle Peninsula

Dingle PosterDigitally recording and Researching Stone Monuments

The Discovery Programme: Centre for Archaeology and Innovation Ireland launched an exhibition in Dingle Library on Thursday, 3 November at 7pm. The exhibition, which is part of our 25th Anniversary celebrations highlights the research that has been carried in the Dingle Peninsula throughout those 25 years.

The stone forts of the Dingle Peninsula, such as Caherconree and Dunbeg were included in the Western Stone Forts project which was one of the early projects undertaken by the Discovery Programme and managed by Claire Cotter. A panel on the Western Stone Forts is included in this exhibition, drawing on Claire’s research and focusing on sites in the Dingle peninsula.

More recent research has involved the creation of 3D models as part of the 3D Icons project ( includes Gallarus Oratory) as well as the Corca Dhuibhne 3D project which has involved local people recording sites such as ogham stones and creating 3D models. The results of this work can be seen on the Corca Dhuibhne 3d website (

This exhibition was organised in conjunction with out project partners of the Corca Dhuibhne 3D project, Músaem Chirca Dhuibhne/Oidhreacht Chorca Dhuibhne, the Dublin Institute for Advance Studies and Kerry Group.

Press Coverage

The Kerryman newspaper: Wednesday, 2 November and Wednesday, 9 November

West Kerry Live magazine, Thursday, 24 October

Isabel Bennett of the Músaem Chorca Dhuibhne was interviewed on the ‘An Saol Ó Dheas’ programme on Raidió na Gaeltachta the day before the launch, Wednesday, 2 November.

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