Gallows Hill Project is an award winning community project established in 2015 to investigate and promote a hill of unknown origins in Dungarvan, Co Waterford. The project has completed six years of investigations with many specialists and in 2016 became part of the Heritage Councils, Adopt a Monument Ireland. The group have uncovered a site that has been reused over a significant period from the 5th to 17th century AD.

PLACENAMES of the Decies

During lockdown 2020 weekly Decies place names story were posted on our Facebook inspired by Historian Re. Patrick Powers, Place names of the Decies. The stories examine some of the more intriguing place-names of Waterford and the origins to these names.


A look at the fascinating archaeology and landscape of Waterford County from standing stones, castles and ringforts.

  • Connect communities to their rich and fascinating archaeology.
  • Investigate and report on the archaeology and history of Waterford County.
  • Encourage the community to engage and get involved with local archaeology projects



Adopt a Monument 2016

Waterford PPN Culture Award 2017

National Lottery County Heritage Winner 2018& 2019

National Heritage Week Award 2018

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Waterford County Halloween Druids, Púca & the Banshee

In the days before Christianity the Celtic festival of Samhain (31st– October 1st November) was celebrated in Ireland. Samhain marked the end of the harvest season and a  new year. It was an uncertain time, when the boundaries between the world of the living and dead became blurred. Ritual bonfires were lit, prophesies foretold, and … Continue reading Waterford County Halloween Druids, Púca & the Banshee

“Kilgreany Man “Ireland’s oldest inhabitant?

In 1928 a human skull excavated from a Dungarvan cave made worldwide headlines “Kilgreany Man” Ireland’s oldest inhabitant? The human burial was found near animal remains from the ice age and interpreted as Palaeolithic man (before 8000 BC) due to its location (Tratman 1929). In later years with advances in science and radiocarbon dating, Kigreany … Continue reading “Kilgreany Man “Ireland’s oldest inhabitant?

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