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Cork City Medieval Day

17th Aug 2019

Age Range
All ages

Elizabeth Fort

Barrack Street

Cork City’s Medieval Day will take place in Elizabeth Fort as part of Irish Walled Towns Day during Heritage Week 2019.

Cork City Council is actively seeking to promote public awareness and increase knowledge of the medieval city walls. In order to imagine what the medieval city would have been like it was felt that a visual activity such as a pageant day would clearly imprint medieval life in people’s minds.

This day of celebration included historical medieval re-enactments, displays of medieval weaponry and armour, textiles and everyday items. The medieval stocks proved to be a great hit with children and adults alike!!! Claíomh, a living history group, as a means of promoting and celebrating the medieval city and the city walls, using costumes from the 13th and 14th century and weaponry provided information sessions on medieval life. The variety of authentic historic material on display was appreciated by all. The information sessions were well attended and plenty of questions were asked!

In addition Dig-it-Kids delivered a fun, educational experience for the entire family. This was designed to raise awareness of the medieval archaeology and heritage of Cork through a dig-in-box and an artefact and information desk. Medieval Day stickers were given out to children and adults!

Please note that the details of events listed above are provided by the relevant Local Authorities.

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