What do we want to do, and how will we do it?
We are in the Planning phase now. There is a significant amount of preparation and paperwork needed to apply for permissions at both the local and national levels. Included in this phase are activities like measured surveys, archeological assessment, septic percolation tests, architectural designs, conservation methodology. We will know a lot more about this phase once we have done all the activities.
Rory Sherlock has been running an Irish Tower House dating project using wicker, and Bayesian analysis, a statistical method whcih can provide better dates. We received a grant from the Castle Studies Group to cover the archeology, fees, labwork to date our wicker. Besides concentrating on adding roofs, windows and doors, these small project grants help us document the history and share more with other people. THANK YOU! See the complete report here...
As part of our planning process, but also because we REALLY want to know what was on the property in earlier days, Joann Leigh performed a geo-physical survey in June 2017. The study was funded by the Heritage Council, and we are very excited that they have chose our project! The study will be used in conjunction with architectural drawings and archeology to avoid unnecessary disturbance of historical remains. See the results here