A host of events to enjoy during heritage week in Offaly

Heritage Week takes place from August 18-26

Justin Kelly

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A host of events to enjoy during heritage week in Offaly

National Heritage Week

Mushroom Stones

Mushroom Stones near Clonmacnoise with John Feehan Friday 17th 8pm (lecture in Mary Ward Community Centre Ferbane)

Saturday 18th 11am to 4pm field trip with John Feehan

Book with heritage@offalycoco.ie or leave a message (with phone number) on 057 9346839.

 Go Wild ‘n the Woods at Mount Briscoe 

Saturday 18th August – Treat for children - book with mountbriscoe@gmail.com or phone 087 2507827

Carrigeen Farmhouse, Five Alley

Saturday 18th to Tuesday 21st at 1pm and 4pm daily. Tours of this unique farmhouse and its interior, with guided tours by the Hynes/Egan family.  Book withheritage@offalycoco.ie or leave a message (with phone number) on 057 9346839.

Fancroft Mill seminar and tour – Saturday 18th August Booked out

Gloster House Tours

Tuesday 21st August 5.30pm and 7pm

Please book directly with the Alexanders on 087 2342135 or email alexander@glosterhouse.com. .

Forest School

for Ages 5-12 in Geashill – Tuesday 21st August 11 – 1pm and 2pm to 4pm

Book with reconnectwithnatureirl@gmail. com

Birr Castle Wild Child Day 

Wed 22 August – book with reception@birrcastle.com (note charge applies)

Glassmaking in 17th Century Offaly 

Wednesday 22 August 5pm

Bus Tour

Bus tour of two sites with Caimin O’Brien archaeologist.

Book with heritage@offalycoco.ie or leave a message (with phone number) on 057 9346839.

Life on Clara Bog 

Friday 24tAugust 3pm to 5pm. Book with life@raisedbogs.ie or call 076 1002627

Castles of West Offaly 

Visit the major MacCoghlan castle sites of Garrycastle, Ballysheil, Clonony, Lisclooney, Coole , Kilcolgan (by kind permission of the owners) and explore the West Offaly landscape as depicted in the writings of Sir Mathew De Renzy, (1577 -1635) – Saturday 25th August -  10am to 4pm book withjsmeelick@gmail.com

Medieval Dancing with Horses at Clonony Castle

26 August 2pm – 2.45pm –to book contact 087 7614034