heritage week

It’s in your nature!

supported by The Heritage Council

Programme of Events in Castleconnell

Gooig Bog Walk

Sunday 20 August 14:00

Explore the history of our bog with our local historian Paddy Tuohy

Assemble at the ACM, Castle Street, Castleconnell for a brief introduction followed by a visit to the bog. Transport can be provided. Please wear suitable footwear.

Booking Required : No

Cost : Free


Exhibition, guided tour and talks on Early Mesolithic find at Hermitage

Saturday 26 August 10.00 – 16.00

10:00 -12:00 Mesolithic site at Hermitage, Castleconnell:
On-site talks by lead archaeologist Dr Tracy Collins and local geologist Dr Pat O’Connor.

Assemble at 9.45 am at the ferry car park beside the playground in Castleconnell for a walk along the riverbank to the site. Please wear suitable footwear.

2.30 pm The Making of an Axe:
Demonstration by Dr Bernard Gilhooly, UCD, of production of adze axe found in Pit A cremation from excavation.
Venue : ACM Community Centre, Castle Street, Castleconnell

4.00 pm The Castle and its conservation:
Introduction by Dr Tracy Collins followed by a talk on the conservation of the Castle by conservation architect, David Humphreys. (supported by Castleconnell Tidy Towns)
Assemble at 3.45 pm at the ferry car park beside the playground in Castleconnell

Booking Required : No

Cost : Free

Exhibition open all week at the Castleconnell Heritage Centre showcasing the early Mesolithic material found at Hermitage from discovery to post-excavation

For further information call 061 372750 or visit www.castleconnell.ie


Heritage Centre Open All Week Mon – Fri 09:30 – 16:00

The Heritage Centre is open daily for visits.

Search for your family history in the parish records and local graveyards

View the proud War of Independence ‘Castleconnell Banner’ – returned to the village after 90 years

Study the history of the Great Houses, the mighty Shannon and the legendary John Enright and more besides…