Looking to future of historic site

Thursday, 8 June 2017

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CAUSEWAY Coast and Glens Borough Council are looking into plans to widen access to Mountsandel's most historic site.
The council invited members of the public to join them in a consultation which outlined the idea of widening access to the Mesolithic Site at Mountsandel and the potential for boosting tourism in the area on Thursday, June 1.
Project Manager for the Mountsandel Experience, Ciara Lappin said: "We want to encourage people to come and see what this area has to offer. We understand the sites national importance which dates as far back to the Mesolithic period."
Mountsandel is considered an area of archaeological importance, after archaeologist Peter Woodman, uncovered evidence of a Middle Stone Age settlement, dating back to 7600-7900BC in the 1970s.
The Coleraine site remains the earliest known evidence of human settlement in Ireland and the discoveries made there have dramatically revised the understanding of prehistoric life at that time.
Despite being an area of historical importance, some members of the public said it was 'frightening' how many people weren't aware of Mountsandel and its significance.
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