Friday 22 June 2012

Kildare heritage trail leads to genealogy experts

A genealogy consultation will form the final stop on a heritage trail of Kildare Town next month.

At 10am on Fridays only, the heritage trail will set off from the town's Heritage Centre in Market Square. Visitors will learn about the mythology of Fionn MacCumhaill and St Brigid, the patroness of Ireland, and make key stops at the Cathedral, a 12th century Norman Castle and a 13th century Franciscan abbey. The adventurous can also climb the Round Tower, a 10th century structure that is the second tallest round tower on the island.

The trail will end at the 12th century Grey Abbey, which overlooks Kildare Village shopping centre and will be the venue for live musical performances and street theatre and genealogy consultations. The latter are being organised by the Irish Family History Foundation, the organisation behind the database, and will take place between 12noon and 6pm.

Price: 5 Euros for the Heritage Trail. Consultation free.
Dates: 6, 13, 20 and 27 July
Booking essential by email or phone 353 (0)45 530672.

Nice idea!