Cormac’s talk will be held at The Exchange, Castle Avenue, Buncrana tomorrow Thursday

22nd May at7.30. This event is organized by West Inishowen Heritage and entry is free.

Cormac McSparron an Excavation Director with the Centre for Archaeological Fieldwork at Queens, Cormac completed a dig last summer in the grounds of Elagh Castle and will this week come to Buncrana to report on his findings.

“We were very excited by what we found at Elagh” says Cormac. 

The Castle has been of tremendous interest to Archaeologists for over a hundred years.  Some may find it shocking to hear this but there has always been sneaking suspicion that Elagh and not The Grianan of Aileach was in fact the palace of the High Kings of Ireland.  In the 19th Century Victorian archaeologists decided upon an Grianan as the centre of power but the skeptics never gave up and what we have found over the past two weeks could prove them right – This of course opens up a whole host of questions about what An Grianan was used for if it was not the base of the High Kings but that's a story for another day.”

Read Cormac's interview in full in Tuesday's Inish Times.

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