Cruinniú na Cásca, is a new family friendly Easter festival which will take place throughout the country on Easter Monday, writes Sean Keane.
It is a Creative Ireland initiative, in partnership with Local Authorities. Kilkenny County Council is partnering with the Kilkenny Civic Trust to host a free family event on the grounds of the new Medieval Mile Museum.
Wander through a medieval village with period tents furnished with authentic medieval utensils and belongings. Meet some interesting people along the way such as monks, knights and merchants. Speak to medieval craftspeople about daily life, while they demonstrate skills such as; leatherwork, coin striking, weaving, arrow making and fletching. Marvel in the weaponry display and try on chainmail and helmets while handling weapons (all under strict supervision!).
To finish why not experience Irelands newest attraction “The Medieval Mile Museum”. Discover 800 years of history under one roof with free entry for children on Easter Monday.
Colette Byrne, Chief Executive Kilkenny County Council said it was very fitting that Kilkenny’s newest cultural attraction, the Medieval Mile Museum, will be the venue for Cruinniú na Cásca event.
“We welcome everyone to come along and experience a family friendly day of medieval life on Ireland’s Medieval Mile.”
The event will run from noon til 4pm on Monday.