Heritage Week 2022 event: Life in a Viking & Early Norman Ireland at Athlone Castle
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Athlone Castle

Life in a Viking and Early Norman Ireland

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Facilitator: Dave Swift

Join Dave Swift at Athlone Castle for an enlightening demonstration of material culture of Viking and Early Norman Ireland as represented in archaeology & contemporary literature c. 920 – 1180. This demonstration will be based around museum grade reproductions of 10th to 12th century artefacts including arms and armour, numismatics/silver, dress, accessories, clothing/textiles and leather crafting.

A selection of period costumes will also be available for visitors to try on.

This free event does not include admission to Athlone Castle Visitor Centre.

This Demonstration will be recorded and shared on Athlone Castle’s social media channels.

This event at Athlone Castle, Co. Westmeath is supported by the Heritage Council under the Irish Walled Towns Network 2022 Interpretation Fund.

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Fri, 5 Aug 2022 @ 01:00 PM to
Fri, 5 Aug 2022 @ 03:00 PM

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