South Kildare Mediaeval Festival

Schedule of events.

Various VenuesAthy

Event Details

  • Sun 20 Apr  2008

  • Venue Details
    Various Venues


 12.30pm Festival Opens


  • 12.30pm Harpist and Music Historian Paul Dooley
    talks about the harp in medieval Ireland.
    Heritage Centre
  • 1.00pm Archaeologist Ben Murtagh leads a tour
    to explore the newly exposed interior of 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.
  • 2.15pm Archaeologist Marc Guernon tells the story so far uncovered of Ardreigh.
  • 3.00pm Paul Dooley plays and 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
  • 3.00pm Flying Birds of Prey display.
  • 3.30pm Dressing The Knight
  • 4.00pm 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 Castle Grounds
  • Kids workshop. Library


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