Monday 20 August 2012

An evening with Gaelic Wicklow Warriors

As part of Heritage Week, Roundwood & District Historical & Folklore Society is hosting a 'living history' evening called "Wicklow Warriors". It will take place tomorrow (21 August) at the Áras an Tóchar GAA Complex, Roundwood, from 6:00pm to 9.30pm.

It will give the public an opportunity to learn more about local war and politics of medieval times and to observe the weapons, armour and sword fighting that would have been commonplace on the battlefield of 16th-century Gaelic Wicklow.

There will be a re-enactment of Gaelic Woodkern and Gallowglass warriors, sword fighting demonstrations,and a display of medieval armour, swords, shields, battle axes, muskets, helmets, and chain mail (by the living history group Claíomh).

At 7:30pm, there will be a slideshow presentation on medieval Irish military attire and weaponry, and traditional Irish music by Roundwood Comhaltas Ceoltoiri & Friends.

At 8:30pm, Historian Dr. Emmett O'Byrne will deliver a lecture entitled Terra Nova & the Irish of Wicklow.

More details.

Claiomh are working flat out throughout Heritage Week. If you can't make the Tuesday date, you can catch the group as follows:

Wed 22nd: Kerry County Museum, Tralee (c.1450-1600)
Thurs 23rd: Kerry County Museum, Tralee (c.1450-1600)
Fri 24th: Kerry County Museum, Tralee (c.1450-1600)
Sat 25th: Bishop Lucy Park, Grand Parade, Cork City (c.1150-1650)
Sat 25th (w/Bran Dubh): Barryscourt Castle, Co Cork (13thC)
Sun 26th: Fest Cluain Meala, Clonmel, Co Tipperary (Medieval)
Sun 26th (w/Galóg Chatha): Arts Centre, Wexford Town (1641-1653).