Exciting Opportunities: Carlingford National Heritage Week
Applications, Exhibitions and events, General

To celebrate King Johns Castle 800th anniversary in Carlingford County Louth during National Heritage Week (22nd – 29th August), we are inviting applications for two of our exciting events:

Medieval Challenge
A family of 8 people will live in Taaffes Castle, a medieval tower house ( which hasn’t been inhabited in 400 years ) for a full week, exactly as they did during the medieval period.  People who are interested in a family role are asked to apply briefly stating why they would like to participate and what they feel they could take to the experience. A one day of ‘foraging’ training will be given approx 2 weeks before the event and attendance by selected participants will be essential.   The day to day happenings in ‘the house’ will be broadcast nationally during Heritage Week and an Irish Times journalist will be living in the house, reporting on a daily basis.

Medieval Village
To the fore of the Tower House, there will be a micro medieval village created to reflect the day to day business of a medieval village.  Approx 12 dwellings will be erected, one for each crafts/skills person from which they will conduct business of the day.  We are inviting anyone who has a skill or craft that originates from the medieval period and is able to demonstrate it to the general public, to apply for a ‘dwelling’.  This dwelling will act as a ‘shop front’ for the week and ‘dwellers’ are welcome to sell their wares during the week to the public.  The participant must commit to conduct business from 11.00am – 5.00pm for the entire 7 days within ‘the village’ dressed in  medieval costume. There will be no charge for the selected placements.

Places are limited so if you are interested or know of anyone who may be, please email info@carlingford.ie or telephone 042 937 3033  at your earliest convenience.


Frances Taylor
Cooley Peninsula Tourism Officer

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