Tuesday 18 February 2014

Holy Wells, High Crosses & the Landscape from the Air

County Down Museum is to host an unusual day conference on Friday 14 March entitled Holy Wells, High Crosses and the Landscape from the Air.

It includes a morning of lectures and lunch at the museum (The Mall, English Street, Downpatrick, Co Down BT30 6AH), and afternoon visits (transport provided). The cost is £20 per person.

Here's the programme:

9.15- 9.40 Registration & Welcome

9.40 Struell Wells: History and Archaeology, with Finbar McCormick, Queen’s University, Belfast

10.40 Tea/coffee

11:00 Recent Aerial and LIDAR surveys of the Downpatrick area, with Johanna Vuolteenaho, NIEA

12.00 Moving the Downpatrick High Cross, with Mike King, Down County Museum

1.15 pm Lunch in the Museum Café (included in cost)

2.15pm Viewing of the Downpatrick High Cross after conservation and a visit to the Donaghmore High Cross, 5 miles north of Newry

5.00 pm Return to Down County Museum