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South Kildare Medieval Event "Athy The  Walled Town"


Thursday 28th June 2012


As a new member of Irish Walled Town Network (IWTN) this event is an
opportunity to create awareness of our heritage as a Walled Town.
It will introduce  our town to the cultural, heritage, artistic and
social benefits of membership. It will be the starting point for all
future cross community events and projects. It will create  new avenues
for cultural tourism , local enterprise, social initiatives and
communication with others involved in similar organizations both in
Ireland and abroad.   This event will also be a leaping off point for
Athy's inclusion in the IWTN.

Event Outline:  To explore Athy's legacy as a Walled Town and promote the community,
cultural and  tourism benefits of that status.  This event aims to
combine history and archaeological professionals in an exploration of
Athy's history as a walled town.

Programme Themes  

Exploring Athy's history as a walled town through:

1)    A Walking Tour   Of Medieval Athy  @ 6.30 p.m. starting from Athy
Heritage Centre & Museum

2)    Lecture by Liam Mannix   "Life in a Medieval Irish Town: the grim
details"  7.15 p.m.  in Athy Heritage Centre & Museum

3)    Exhibition  "Visions of Athy as a Walled Town" running from
Thursday 28th  June until Tuesday 3rd  July

Funded by the Irish Walled Towns Network (IWTN)    Heritage  Council

Margaret Walsh


Athy Heritage Centre Museum

Emily Square


Co. Kildare


Phone:  00353 (0)598633075

Email:     athyheritage@eircom.net

Web:     http://www.athyheritagecentre museum.ie/


South Kildare Medieval Event "Athy The  Walled Town" begins on 28 June-3 July 

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