Paul Duffy & Grassroots Archaeology
Resurrecting Monuments - Community Owned Archaeology
Paul is the director of the not for profit initiative- Grassroots Archaeology, a licence eligible archaeologist with IAC Ltd. and an ordinary board member of the Institute of Archaeologists of Ireland. Following several years supervising numerous prehistoric and medieval excavations throughout Ireland Paul spent time on excavations in France and on heritage surveys and rock shelter excavations in Western Australia. These international experiences introduced Paul to a number of innovative community archaeology projects which helped to formulate a model for Grassroots Archaeology. In 2013, Paul received Royal Irish Academy excavation grants in for this project which ultimately gave rise to the Resurrecting Monuments group.
Resurrecting Monuments Group
Over the course of the last 12 months, an innovative and ambitious project was rolled out in southeast Fingal across an area comprising the peninsula of Howth, the coastal communities of Baldoyle and Sutton and the bordering areas of Donaghmede and Kinsealy. This project – Resurrecting Monuments was initiated by Grassroots Archaeology and Gabriel Cooney of UCD in partnership with the Baldoyle Forum and entirely run and administered by the project group. This group is comprised of local history group members, local graduates and interested parties from the wider community. To date, through fieldwork and research, the group has contributed significantly to the appraisal and promotion of local heritage.
You can find out more about Grassroots Archaeology at: grassrootsarchaeology.ie