Join us for a great Spring outing to the stunning Fore monastic site, Co. Westmeath, with medieval art historian Dr Rachel Moss, and St Mel’s Cathedral, Longford, with conservator Carol Smith.
Meet at 11am in the Fore Abbey carpark. Family and friends are very welcome.
Rachel Moss will guide us from the early monastic church, to the anchorite’s cell to the Benedictine priory and associated holy well and tree and place them in their historic and folkloric context. (Dr Rachel Moss is the Head of the Department of History of Art and Architecture, Trinity College Dublin).
Meet again at 2:30pm outside St Mel’s Cathedral.
In 2009 St Mel’s Cathedral and the Longford Diocesan Museum were devastated in a fire, with almost 500 artefacts of national and local significance damaged or destroyed.
Carol Smith will explain her role in the excavation and processing of finds on site, which involved the examination of vast quantities of molten coins and fragments of metal, ceramic, glass and stone; and the post excavation work in the National Museum of Ireland; Collins Barracks. (Carol Smith is an archaeological conservator at the National Museum of Ireland).
Please RSVP so we have an idea of numbers.
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