Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Boo! Halloween Camp is coming back to get you at Lismore Heritage Centre

What do firecrackers, Frankenstein, gargoyles, and grotesques have in common with you? Why you will all be at Halloween Camp in Lismore Heritage Centre this autumn of course!

Camp will begin on Tuesday 29 October and continue until Friday 1 November. Camp begins at 10am and ends at 2pm. Each day is four hours of freaky fun, awful art, gruesome games and Halloween-themed mayhem! The cost per child is €15 for one day or €50 for all four days. Campers need to bring along a drink and a packed lunch. Kids also need to wear their older clothes; this much fun can lead to a frightful mess!

Call Arlene on 058-54975 or email Akenny@lismoreheritage.ie to book your little monsters in. Early booking is advised as places are limited and missing out would be the scariest thing of all!

Monday, August 19, 2013

Heritage Week in Lismore Heritage Centre

Heritage Week is taking place across the country until Sunday, 25 August and Lismore Heritage Centre is very pleased to be taking part.

On Thursday 22nd August Lismore Heritage Centre will host “Being Your Grace’s Employees at Lismore”. Waterford County Archivist, Joanne Rothwell, will discuss the lives of the workers on the Duke of Devonshire’s Lismore Estate.  Admission to the talk, which begins at 2pm on 22nd, is free.

Also in honour of Heritage Week a free town tour will take place daily from Monday 19- Friday 23 August. Tours will depart the Heritage Centre at 3pm.

Many thanks to all the children who attended Monk-y Business on Saturday, 17 August. We had a full class of young novices trying their hand at the life of Lismore’s early monks.

You can keep up to date with these, and all, events in Lismore Heritage Centre by liking us on Facebook or following us on Twitter at @LismoreHC

Details of all Heritage Week events can be found online at www.heritageweek.ie or an event guide for Co Waterford can be picked up from Lismore Heritage Centre

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Get Up to some Monk-y Business for Heritage Week

Discover the daily business of being a monk in Lismore Heritage Centre this Heritage Week.

Learn about the monks who followed St Carthage to Lismore; model the great university town that they built, craft your own quill, try your hand at making ink and become an apprentice scribe.

Monk-y Business will be held on Saturday 17th August from 11am to 1pm. It is suitable for children aged between 5 and 12 years old. The event is free but booking is absolutely essential as places are limited.  To book your novices in call Lismore Heritage Centre on 058 54975

Lismore Heritage Centre will also offer free walking tours of the town from Monday-Friday, 19th-23rd August. A walking tour is a wonderful way to become acquainted with the history of the town. Tours will depart the heritage centre at 3pm each day.

On Thursday 22nd August Lismore Heritage Centre will host “Being Your Grace’s Employees at Lismore”. Organised by Waterford’s County Archivist, Joanne Rothwell, the talk will examine the lives of workers on the Duke of Devonshire’s Lismore Estate from the housekeeper, Mrs Wakefield, to James Moon who worked in the gardens.  All sorts of work were available on the estate in the 19th century; the Duke needed woodrangers, masons, carpenters and clerks as well as farm labourers and household staff. The work was not without its perks; men working to repair the Queen’s Gap in the river in July 1893 were granted 13 shillings and 8 pence worth of whiskey to keep them warm- His Grace, apparently, was not a man without a conscience! Admission to the talk, which begins at 2pm on 22nd, is free.

Heritage Week runs across the country from 17th-25th August. Find out more on www.heritageweek.ie