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Dig to unearth Carrickfergus Castle's secrets

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Carrickfergus Castle taken from the end of King William III Pier. Pic Rachel Beattie

Carrickfergus Castle taken from the end of King William III Pier. Pic Rachel Beattie

Carrickfergus Castle taken from the end of King William III Pier. Pic Rachel Beattie

The secrets held by Carrickfergus Castle are to be uncovered in a series of excavation works.

Archaeological digs started yesterday at Ireland's best preserved Anglo-Norman Castle in a bid to reveal more of its history.

The castle has been continuously occupied for over 800 years.

Queen's University are carrying out test excavations.

Belfast Telegraph