After having had my finds reported on in their online newspaper last week, the Kilkenny People today had a half-page article reporting about my discovery of three crannógs in Co. Cavan.
This time, the journalist did a bit of extra research. Last time, when I discovered the two enclosures (as mentioned in this article), they used my press release almost verbatim. It must be newsworthy, if they put extra effort in. I wouldn’t know, I’m biased. :P
I sent them the press release about two weeks ago mentioning OSM as often as possible, because there is still a lot of ignorance in the general public about it. So, I will definitely keep on reaching out to the press every time I discover something, just to hammer the message in about OpenStreetMap.
(I don’t own an armchair, btw. The term just means that I wasn’t out in the field digging and instead worked from my desk. Some say it could be understood pejoratively, but that’s not what I meant by using it. They are also not likely 6000 years old, but we won’t know until dendrochronology is done on the site.)