Archaeological Society’s last outing of summer

THE final “summer outing” of the Kilkenny Archaeological Society is on Sunday by coach to Dublin. A day of visits to locations of historic interest is planned, departing by coach from Dean Street car park at 9.30am.

THE final “summer outing” of the Kilkenny Archaeological Society is on Sunday by coach to Dublin. A day of visits to locations of historic interest is planned, departing by coach from Dean Street car park at 9.30am.

The first stop is Glasnevin Cemetery, where the newly opened Visitor Centre distils and presents the life story of selected examples of some of Ireland’s greats who rest there. Visitors will learn the origins of some well-known Dublin expressions and receive reminders of the great Daniel O’Connell in his fully restored mausoleum.

After lunch it’s off to Christchurch Cathedral for a conducted tour through what is the finest church building in the nation’s capital and the only one of that period in these islands where the crypt stretches under the whole length of the church. With a recorded history on this site dating back to Dunan, first bishop of Dublin in AD 1038, the Cathedral is a repository of the history of a nation.

There will be a meal on the way home and there are still a small number of seats available. A deposit secures a seat while the price inclusive of all entries fees is E25. Bookings at Rothe House, Parliament Street; 056 7722093.