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October 30, 2007

Launch of South Kildare Medieval Festival


The South Kildare Medieval Festival Committee is pleased to announce the launch of their preparatory campaign to hold a Medieval Festival in Athy in April 2008. 

Invitations will go out to interested groups and individuals to participate in the organizing and carrying through of the archaeologically focused festival, with the aims of getting publicity for the finds over many years in the south county area.

The Launch, on November 4th at the Athy Heritage Centre-Museum in Athy, will give a taste of what is to come, with displays of objects, both photographic and real, of ancient artifacts, with archaeologist in attendance to guide that attending public interest.

As a backdrop re-enactors in period costume will display weapons and armour, and provide an interactive experience with calligraphy and coin striking. We hope to provide a spectacle of weapons in use as warriors square off nearby.

All are welcome and admission is free.  So for a fun afternoon join us at the Athy heritage Centre-Museum in Athy on Sunday 4th November next between 12 noon and 4 p.m.