Medieval Castles of Offaly – Study week.

For the first year a medieval castle study week will be held in Offaly.  Archaeologist Caimin O’Brien has been researching the castles of county Offaly for the past number of years and this is an opportunity to submerge yourself in this new information and be guided to the sites over the 5 days.

Medieval Castles of Offaly – Monday 13th to Friday 17th May 2013

Course Venue: Offaly Historical and Archaeological Society, Bury Quay, Tullamore

Course Leader: Caimin O’Brien, Archaeological Survey of Ireland, National Monuments Service, Dept of Arts, Heritage and Gaeltacht.

Daily Programme

9.30am – 10.45 am     There will be talk each morning on one of the following themes;

Building a castle, Life in the castle, Defending the castle, From castle to home

The castle in the landscape

10.45am – 11.00am    Tea / Coffee

11.00am to 12 noon   Introduction and information about the castles being visited that day.

12noon to 4.00pm      Bus to guided site visits

Places will be limited.   The fee is €175.00 per person. Place to be secured with a €75.00 deposit made payable to Offaly County Council.  Each participant will bring their own pack lunch and appropriate clothing.

Book with or phone 057 9346839.

Run by Archaeological Survey of Ireland, National Monuments Service, Department of Arts Heritage and Gaeltacht and Offaly County Council Heritage office with support from the Heritage Council.

Amanda Pedlow

Offaly Heritage Officer Offaly County Council 057 9346839