Heritage Events

Two-day Mounted Combat with Horsemen of Eire

Sat 8th June - Sun 9th June
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Weekend training in medieval riding and fighting techniques, laying the foundations for mounted combat. Participants will learn about jousting, sword-fighting and horsemanship, and will have the chance to handle replica weapons and wear medieval armor. Participants will have the chance of earning the “Level 1 Mounted Combat” certificate from the Horseman of Eire school; the […]

Pizza Oven with Gerry Cussen

Sat 15th June - Sat 15th June
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Learn how to build a pizza oven! Following the huge success of Clayfest, you now have the opportunity to get hands-on with clay. Build a pizza oven from start to tasty Hawaiian. Learn how to lay the oven floor and then build the oven walls. This course will be running from 10 am to 5pm. […]

Foraging with Lucy O’Hagan

Sun 28th April - Sun 28th April
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Explore how our ancestors used the plants and trees of this land for food, medicine and craft. Explore the plants and what they offer us seasonally. This course will be running from 10am to 4pm. €70 per participant. Pre-booking essential. Contact us on 0539120733 or check out our website.

Small Game Butchering and Cooking with Neil Motherway

Sun 5th May - Sun 5th May
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Ethical hunter Neil will teach you how to skin, butcher, and cook wild rabbit and fish. This course will be running from 10 am to 1pm. €50 per participant Pre-booking essential. To book, contact us on 053 9120733 or check out our website.

Scything Course with Chris Hayes

Sat 11th May - Sat 11th May
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This one-day course is an introduction to the Austrian scythe and the many benefits of using one to manage grass meadows. You will learn how to set up the scythe, to mow comfortably and to sharpen the scythe blade with a whetstone. Bring your own scythe or buy an Austrian scythe on site. This course […]

Shakespearean Swordsmanship with Horsemen of Eire

Sun 12th May - Sun 12th May
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A day training in the styles of swordsmanship common in the British Isles around the time of Shakespeare and that made it into his writings. Participants will have top-level instruction from world-class experts in Elizabethan forms of swordsmanship as well as a chance to try free fencing and finish with performing a choreographed duel that […]

Viking Warrior Bootcamp with Horsemen of Eire

Sun 19th May - Sun 19th May
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An intensive action-packed day of training in the skills of Viking warriors, including shield walls, wrestling, Viking chess and swordsmanship, finishing off with authentic Viking feast games testing participants strength, coordination, agility and stamina. Achievement: Participants will have the chance of earning a certificate of achievement making them eligible to join in future Viking themed […]

Bushcraft Skills with Heath Dawson

Sun 19th May - Sun 19th May
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All the family can experience mastering the wild world of bushcraft with Heath Dawson. Learn great skills like animal tracking, knots, hitches and shelters. A great bonding experience for all. Over 14 years only. Children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. This course will be running from 10am to 4pm. […]

Two-day Hot Lime Mortar Course with Pat Hickey

Sat 25th May - Sun 26th May
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This two-day course involves the building of mortared walls using lime, from setting foundations to cutting corner capping stones to mixing lime, pointing of stone and aftercare. This course will be running from 10am to 5pm. €200 per participant Pre-booking essential. To book, contact us on 0529120733 or check out our website.

Traditional Blacksmith Workshop

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Have you ever daydreamed about working in a Forge, using only your hands and brute force to craft something practical and beautiful?   Perhaps it’s something that your ancestors did and have often wondered what it was like, Or maybe it’s a career change your looking for, but want to try it first before packing the […]

Tree Talk with Arboriculturalist at Kilmore Country Manor and Gardens

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David will introduce you to a selection of native, naturalised and exotic trees at Kilmokea woodland which is made up of a fantastic mix of trees such as Oak, Ash, Nothafagus and meet one of the tallest Metasequoias (dawn redwood) in Ireland as well as many more species. This will take place over selected dates […]

Tulip Extravaganza at The Bay Garden

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Visit the Bay Garden for Mr Middleton’s Tulip Extravaganza at the Bay Garden, with over 10,000 bulbs throughout the garden and 100 different varieties.  There will be a short talk on “Growing Tulips”, each day. Plus you will have a chance to order for Spring 2019.   Open Days are from 2.00pm to 5.00pm. April […]