This project consists of the restoration of a replica famine bothán located on the Heritage Trail in Dún na Sí Heritage Park, which will be carried out by experienced stonemason Tom Pollard. Tom will also conduct an educational workshop on the practice of using earth and lime mortars for members of the local community.
Dún na Sí Heritage Park celebrates rural Heritage in Ireland through a range of replica heritage buildings, authentic rural machinery and traditional Irish musical instruments. The Heritage Park allows visitors to take a step back in time and explore what life was like in rural Ireland many years ago. Dún na Sí Heritage Park shares the stories of rural Ireland through an impressive Heritage trail that features attractions such as the stone monuments of prehistoric farmers, a medieval ringfort, a famine bothán and nineteenth and twentieth farmhouse, fisherman’s cottage, and blacksmith’s forge.
The replica heritage buildings in Dún na Sí Heritage Park allow visitors to have an immersive experience, enabling them to step inside and imagine what life was like in rural Ireland in years gone by. The famine bothán is a significant feature in rural Irish Heritage, and plays a crucial role in telling the story of the famine times.
Please note that the details of events listed above are provided by the relevant Local Authorities.