(The Discovery Programme: Centre for Archaeology and Innovation Ireland)
The Cherish Project: climate change and community archaeology
CHERISH (Climate, Heritage and Environments of Reefs, Islands and Headlands) is a 5 year European-funded Ireland-Wales project which aims to raise awareness of the impacts of climate change, storminess and extreme weather events on the rich cultural heritage of the Irish and Welsh regional seas and coast.
This talk will focus on how Cherish is communicating its message to the coastal communities in which it is conducting its research. Community excavations in Ireland and Wales and the use of our dedicated App to record the impact of climate change on coastal heritage will be outlined.
Linda works as the Public Engagement and Outreach Officer at the Discovery Programme. She organises outreach activities in partnership with the communities in which the Discovery Programme carries out its research. Linda has worked on community heritage and heritage tourism projects with Meath Partnership and Ulster University. Linda is a committee member of the Group for the Study of Irish Historic Settlement.