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SOUTH KILDARE MEDIEVAL FESTIVAL

The South Kildare Medieval Festival
Sunday 20th April, 2008


Kid’s
Workshops
&
Face Painting
Falconery
Medieval
Music
Coin Striking · Armorer · Archery · Calligraphy · Herbalists
and more!
Emily Square,
Athy Heritage Centre-Museum, Tel: 059 8633075
Festival Committee, Tel: 059 8631480
12.30 - 4.30pm
Medieval
Swords
&
Knights
Archaeology
&
History
Pig
Roast

Kildare County Athy Heritage Centre-Museum
Council
Leinster Re-enactment
Society
Athy Town
Council

12.30 Festival Opens
 
Archaeology
12.30 Harpist and Music Historian Paul Dooley talks
 about the harp in medieval Ireland. Heritage Centre
 
1PM Archaeologist Ben Murtagh leads a tour to
 explore the newly exposed interior of Whites Castle.
Whites Castle
 
1.45PM Liam Hackett of Headland Archaeology talks
 about the prehistoric grave yard found in Moone and
the Medieval enclosure ditch which surrounded and
protected it some 1500 years on. Heritage Centre
 
 
2.15PM  Archaeologist Marc Guernon lecture talks
about the story so far uncovered of Ardreigh, from
 
Heritage Centre
3.00PM Paul Dooley talks about the Harp in
medieval Ireland Heritage Centre
 
Outdoor Events
1.00PM Arena Show by the Barrow begins with
                Medieval Archery Talk
1.30PM Weapons display
2.00PM Swords Display
3.PM Flying Birds of Prey display.
3.30PM Dressing The Knight
4.00 Knights Battle
 
All day Activities and Exhibitions
Archaeology Exhibition. Heritage Centre
Medieval activities including coin striking
      and calligraphy. Heritage Centre
Birds of Prey Stand. Back Square
Have a Go Archery stand. s Castle Grounds
Kids workshop. Library

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