National Heritage Week at Lismore Heritage Centre

National Heritage Week 2017 has just come to an end; we have had some fantastic events over the past week at the Lismore Heritage Centre to entertain all ages. On Tuesday we held our Eureka Workshop with both morning and afternoon sessions.

 We studied some famous scientists such as Marie Curie, Archimedes and of course our Lismore born scientist Robert Boyle. What child doesn’t want to learn about radioactivity using UV lights or finding house hold ingredients to make chemical reactions that will explode? We can safely say it was an enjoyable for both kids and adults.

Simon Dowling and Kevin Barton Lismore Heritage Week 20172

Monday afternoon a Photogrammetery Workshop which uses photographs in surveying landscape and mapping, was held at the Lismore Cathedral with Kevin Barton and Simon Dowling from the Adopt a Monument Scheme. This showed up some stunning results for the McGrath’s Tomb located inside, with over 550 pictures taken of the top of the tomb we were left with precise precision to detail in a 3D effect of the cover of the tomb. Kevin and Simon then presented a talk that evening on their findings of the Round Hill over the past year in the Lismore Heritage Centre.

On Tuesday we had a guided walk of the Ballysaggartmore Towers, full of nature and history you have to admire the architecture of the follies in such a secluded location.To finish off the week’s events we took a walk out to the Round Hill with our tour guide informing us of ancient legends of the site and we were even joined by a local ecologist to inform us of plant and animal species. Roundhill Walk

We would like to thank everyone who participated in an event for this year’s Heritage Week and we look forward to seeing you all again very soon.

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Lismore Heritage Centre
Lismore, Co. Waterford, Ireland.

Phone: 058 54975 / 058 54855