Lakeside Heritage Weekend - Ballyknockan Quarry
The annual Heritage Weekend took place in Valleymount Community Hall on June 23rd & 24th.
There was a wonderful display of tools, artefacts and photographs together with display boards outlining the history of the quarry from the 19th century.
We are indebted to a number of people for their efforts in putting together such a unique display:-
Liz Gardner, local archaeologist for sourcing the history of the Ballyknockan Quarry and the workers who lived in the area.
Mark Wright and Willie O Brien for arranging the displays so creatively.
The local people who generously donated their artefacts for the weekend. It is hoped to make this an annual event.
With so much history in the area it is an opportunity to pass on our rich heritage so that a new generation of families can benefit from our unique history.