Shipwreck dig for Laois kids in Abbeyleix

Shipwreck dig for Laois kids in Abbeyleix
By Conor Ganly

Laois children will get the chance to do some fun digging while doing some archaeology in Abbeyleix this week as part of Heritage Week.

The Award-winning Shipwreck Dig returns to the Heritage Week schedule this Thursday, August 25 at Heritage Hose

Heritage House won the national Heritage Week award for the project in 2013.

It sets out to give children an understanding of archaeology, the skills involved in excavation and the excitement of finding and recording artefacts.

A show and tell at the end of the excavation allows children to discuss what they had found and say what they thought each of the artefacts might have been.

The event runs from 11.30am - 1pm and It costs €5. Heritage House Abbeyleix. E T 057-8731653 Booking required.