Tuesday morning bright and early, we were joined by Sam from Australia, bringing our crew of Canadians, Australians Irish and Americans to thirteen. We have been joined by three local volunteers, who, despite living in Trim admitted to having never been up the belfry tower of St. Patrick’s. So off they went with some others who wanted to see the view from the top, though not all made it up!
Planning and photography of the cleaned up bits of wall and surroundings continued apace. Meanwhile Ian got busy with the resistivity meter, and commandeered some assistance from the students.
Niall arrived with the GPS to start into a topographical survey of the site, so an introduction to the basic principles and a practical demonstration followed.
It’s clearly not all work though, and lots of comments about Guinness fudge, ‘Michael’, bikinis and the need to even up the tans gave some clue to what else was happening outside of the site! Definitely newly learned card-playing skills are also going to be brought back home, as well as archaeological field skills.