Programme for Festival Cluain Meala 2016
Tuesday 2nd – Friday 5th August
at Tipperary County Museum
6-9 yrs from 9.30am – 12.30pm
10 -13 yrs from 2pm – 5pm
Booking is essential
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Friday 5th August 2016
Medieval Inn Trail
Costumed tour of local Inns with Medieval entertainment around the town
Register your interest at
Tipperary County Museum
Costumes €20 deposit -refundable on return of costume or you make your own
Sunday Family Fun Day 7th August 2016
Pop Up Medieval village, The Big Dig and street entertainers Bui Bolg performing The Joust in Denis Burke Park from 12 noon to 6pm
Explore the sights, sounds and smells of medieval life, try your hand at some of the entertainments and talk to costumed characters from medieval times.
Heritage Week 2016
Bus Tour ‘Walled Towns of Tipperary’
Date: Monday 22nd August
Time: Depart Old St Mary’s Church, Clonmel at 9.30am and travel to Carrick on Suir, Fethard and Cashel with guide Michael Moylan of Irish History Live who will illustrate what life was like in a medieval walled town and give an account of important stories in the history of each town. Lunch is included.
Admission is Free but pre booking is essential – children must be accompanied by an adult. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 07 61 06 5254 for further information or to book your seat.
Talk ‘Prostitution in Medieval Ireland’
by Finbar Dwyer
Date: Wednesday 24th August
Time: 7.30pm Main Guard
Admission Free – contact Julia on email@example.com or 07 61 06 5254 to book your seat
Finbar Dwyer is an Irish historian. His acclaimed first book ‘Witches, Spies and Stockholm Syndrome, Life in Medieval Ireland’ was published in 2013. His most recent title ‘1348: A Medieval Apocalypse – The Black Death in Ireland’ was released in the summer of 2013. Dwyer is also the creator of the Irish History Podcast (www.irishhistorypodcast.ie). As of the summer of 2016 the podcast has had 1.5 million downloads. He has worked on projects for Ireland’s state broadcaster RTE and BBC.
This talk is based on the story Cristiana la Sadelhackere, a woman who worked as a prostitute in medieval Ireland. Her story is an intriguing account of a precarious life on the fringes of medieval society struggling against the authorities of the day. It also takes a fascinating look at why women became prostitutes in medieval Ireland and how wider society viewed them.
Film Screening ‘A Knight’s Tale’
Date: Friday 26th August
Time: 6pm, Clonmel IMC Cinema
Admission €15 for cinema and post film drinks reception
Booking is essential, contact Julia on firstname.lastname@example.org or 07 61 06 5254
Watch this classic film (2001)starring Heath Ledger as Peasant-born William Thatcher on a quest to change his stars, win the heart of a fair maiden (Shanynn Sossamon) and rock his medieval world. With the help of friends (Mark Addy, Paul Bettany, Alan Tudyk), he faces the ultimate test of medieval gallantry — tournament jousting — and tries to discover if he has the mettle to become a legend.