Westmeath Barrows Survey

A major initiative of the Society has been its support and involvement in this important survey.

Professor Michael Herity identified the importance of this survey and secured the support of the Westmeath Heritage Forum to ensure it was undertaken. The Society has supported the initiative from the outset and members have actively helped out over the past five years.

The survey has completed its final phase under Dr David McGuinness. He has delivered two lectures in Mullingar and Athlone on the findings of the survey to date.

It is envisaged that a publication will encapsulate the final outcome of this important research in Westmeath. Link to David’s reports; www.academia.edu/ The Prehistoric Burial Mounds and Related Monuments of County Westmeath