Summer Outings 2019

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Trip to Castledermot, Co.Kildare

Date: Saturday, 11th May 2019

Guide: Sharon Greene

Details to be arranged.

 

Trip to Mountmellick and Emo

Date: Saturday, 25th May 2019

Guide: Rob Goodbody

Details to be arranged.

 

Tour of Dalkey Island

Date: Saturday, 15th June 2019
Meeting Point : Coliemore Harbour  (Meeting time to be finalised)

Archaeologist, Jason Bolton, will lead us on this, his third tour of Dalkey Island. The tour will begin at the boat harbour, examining the site of the 1960’s archaeological excavations where remains from the Mesolithic, Neolithic and Iron Age/early medieval trade with the Roman Empire were uncovered, followed by a tour of the early medieval ecclesiastical site and the Napoleonic War fortifications. The tour will also cover shipwrecks around the Dalkey Islands, the probable location(s?) of the medieval port of Dalkey and consider the use of the island as a trading post, settlement site, refuge, prison, duelling ring and military base.

The guided part of the tour will last an hour and then everyone can explore at their leisure.

The boat journey to the island takes 5 minutes and the boat takes five passengers at a time.

The trip will be limited to 20 people (including the guide) and must be booked in advance. Booking has not yet opened. Members will be notified when it opens.