Heritage Week Talks

The Grassroots Tuesday talk went very well. Against the beutiful backdrop of the Baldoyle Estuary and Ireland’s Eye, Paul discussed the Grassroots project, its origins, the progress to date as well as showing photos of the new and exciting finds that the first trenches have been yielding.

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Brendan O’Neill brought in an excellent reproduction of a Leinster Cooking Ware vessel. He discussed the replica’s relevance to the project and described how these medieval pots were made while also raising some interesting questions as to their form and function.

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Brendan will be in action during the Archaeofest event in Merrion Square this Saturday (24th August) firing some of his Leinster Cooking Ware vessels in an experimental firing

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The Grassroots Saturday Talk (24th August 2pm Baldoyle Library) promises to be just as interesting. Paul will be presenting aspects of the project for those that missed Tuesday’s talk and Enda O’Flaherty will be discussing the results of the geophysics survey. Michael Hurley will also be giving a talk on the later history of Baldoyle.