The good news is , that of last Friday ,16th May , the Model of the Medieval Town is back in-situ in the gallery of Old Holy Trinity Church, having been on a six month holiday in the County Museum in Clonmel.
The Transition Year students of the local PP Secondary School are carrying out a major project of the ‘rubbing and reading’ of the Grave Slabs from the floor of old Holy Trinity Church under the guidance of their Art Teacher, Patricia Looby. . There are twelve ( approx) such Grave Slabs and the student’s work will be launched on the first night of the Medieval Festival , Friday 20th June , at 7pm, in the church.
The Medieval Festival runs from Friday 20th June to Sunday 22nd June and Backs to the Wall Tours will be conducting Guided Tours of the medieval town on Saturday 21st , at 11am, and again at 2pm.
Fethard Historical Society are now finalising plans for the 2014 Medieval Festival.
An ongoing Grave Slab ‘rubbing’ project by the Transition Year students of the secondary school ( with art teacher Patricia Looby) will be launched – probably on Friday evening June 20th – and this will add greatly to our knowledge of the Grave Slabs on the floor of Holy Trinity church (built c.1200 AD)
I will conduct two Guided Tours of the medieval town on Saturday 21st,,, at 11 am and again at 2pm. More precise details closer to the date.
Sat night there will be a concert of Medieval Music by Nuada in old Holy Trinity Church , which should be a special occasion. Then Sunday there will be all the fun of the fair from 1pm onwards , Medieval Parade at 2pm from the Tholsel to the Valley Park and Clashawley River.
The Heritage Council are again supporting some Walled Town festivities in Fethard in 2014 and these will culminate in a Walled Town Day celebration with a Medieval Festival on Sunday , 22nd June.
There will be many workshops , guided tours and exhibitions leading up to the 22nd, including a Concert , with medieval music group NUADA, in Holy Trinity Church of Ireland ( founded c. 1200AD) on the Saturday night , 21st. June
I will be conducting Guided Tours of the medieval town in the weeks and days leading up to Walled Town Day and these dates will be finalised soon.