Dig: the value of archaeology for society and the economy

  • The Set Theatre, John Street, Kilkenny

In what ways does archaeology impact positively on our society and economy? How can this be sustainably deepened? Dig: the value of archaeology for society and the economy will be a four-day event where these questions are thoroughly addressed. 

The event is organised along the four overlapping themes of creativity, community and well-being, placemaking, and the economy.

The main spine of Dig will be a two-day conference where national and international speakers will talk about best practice projects they have led (November 6th & 7th). Complementing the conference will be a series of workshops held during the week which will deepen learnings.

The event will be of relevance to community leaders, local authority professionals, archaeologists, developers, architects, arts professionals, tourism professionals, heritage officers, planners, landscape architects, architectural conservation architects, and health professionals.

In the near future, the various keynote speakers will be announced and the booking system opened.

Dig is a collaboration between the Heritage Council, Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Department of Communities NI, Fáilte Ireland, Institute of Archaeologists of Ireland, Transport Infrastructure Ireland, and Dublin City Council. It is being project managed by the Irish Walled Towns Network and is receiving support from Creative Ireland.