Medieval Experience

Venue: Kanturk Castle,
Town: Kanturk
Time: 6:00pm - 10:00pm

All ages event | Wheelchair accessible

Take a step back in time with our Medieval Experience for Culture Night 2017. Join us for a night of sword fighting, crafters, birds of prey, wolves, archery and more….

Join us in bringing history to life for Culture Night 2017 as we take a step back to ancient times at Kanturk Castle and relive the times our ancestors lived in. We will have craft workshops including Basket Weaving, Spinning, Pottery, Blacksmithing, Archery, Shield Making and Bow Making. We will also have our birds of prey and wolves exhibit as well as other animals on display. Take lessons from our Medieval Knights and learn to fight with sword and shield, axe, dagger and spear. We will also have historical talks about different ages from ancient Celts, Vikings, Norman Knights etc. Sit back and watch our specially trained warriors and shield maidens perform some dramatic combat displays. This is an event not to be missed. So for something a little different for Culture Night 2017 why not be a Medieval Knight!

Wild Boar Warriors are a Living History group that do theatrical / dramatic battle displays. We have a living history village with specialised trained warriors and shield maidens that fight with an array of weapons. We also have Wolves and Birds of Prey. We are available for all events, Weddings, Festivals, Clan Gatherings, Movie Extras, School Visits, Birthdays etc.

Rehearsed Reading of New Plays by Mary Angland & Aidan O’ Keeffe

Venue: The Daily Grind, O'Brien Street
Town: Kanturk
Time: 8:00pm - 9:00pm

All ages event | Wheelchair accessible

Funeral Blues by Mary Angland
A chance look in the obituary column of the local paper leads two elderly neighbours into a discussion of death, local characters and that most essential of all jobs in the fabric of Irish life – that of the undertaker.

Part Two of The Ceann Toirc Trilogy: The Railway Tavern by Aidan O’ Keeffe
“Kanturk hasn’t always been kind to us, but it’s always been there for us”
Following on from the success of 2016’s The Mill Road Letters, comes Part Two of The Ceann Toirc Trilogy: The Railway Tavern.
August, 1998, and the rituals and routines in a Kanturk pub are rent asunder by an unexpected return. Sometimes, memories can’t wait…

Seating is limited and is assigned on a first come, first served basis.