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Living History at NIEA properties

Living History

How would you like to learn what it was like to battle in the 16 century? Or how monks tended to their abbeys? Or even how we lived in early times? Come along to one of these living history events at the many sites and monuments.

Places To Visit

A Summer of Archaeology at the Ulster Museum, Belfast

Why not indulge in a ‘Summer of Archaeology’ with the Ulster Museum?
This year’s theme, is the Georgians, with a series of interactive weekend activities for all the family.

Saturdays at Dunluce Castle, Bushmills

Various events such as have-a-go archery, Living History, weaponry demonstrations or crafts and life at the castle and village will take place on these Saturdays throughout August.

Early Christian Life on the Island, Enniskillen

NIEA invites you to Devenish Island every Sunday in August to meet our Early Christian monk. Find out how St Molaise founded the site in 5th century and learn about his way of life on this important and busy island monastery.

Sundays at Carrickfergus Castle, Carrickfergus

History comes to life at the castle with music, crafts, characters and soldiers. Meet the castles blacksmith and carpenter and also the Barber-Surgeon.

Martello Tower Open Day, Limavady

A chance to see inside Martello Tower at Magilligan, one of the few intact towers left in Ireland and learn about its design history and use. There will be a display of weaponry of the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries and a guide will illustrate how the billeted soldiers lived.

Bank Holiday Monday at Carrickfergus Castle, Carrickfergus

Have-a-go Archery at Carrickfergus Castle this Bank holiday Monday. Try your hand at shooting the longbow, the ultimate distance weapon of the Middle Ages.

Meet the Normans! at Carrickfergus Castle, Carrickfergus

Meet the Normans! Is your name Norman (or Norma), if so come along and join lots of other Normans at Carrickfergus Castle including John De Courcy and his men. History comes to life with music, crafts, characters and soldiers. All Normans and Normas, get a reduced admission fee on proof of Norman-ness!

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