MEATH ARCHAEOLOGICAL AND HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Annual Excursion, Saturday, 12th June, 2004
"Rathcroghan and Carnfree Celtic Royal Sites"
Visiting Cruachan Aí Visitor Centre, Tulsk, Co. Roscommon
and the Ráth Cruachan Group of Monuments, Co. Roscommon
Guide: Mr Joe Fenwick, Dept. of Archaeology, NUI Galway
(formerly field officer with the Discovery Programmes Tara Survey)
"Cruachan, according to the Annalists, was a Royal Palace - legendary home of Medb, Warrior Queen and Earth Goddess and the inauguration site and burial ground of the kings of Connacht. It was the Entrance to the Otherworld, a sacred landscape set apart. Cruachan was the location of one of the three famous feiseanna of Ireland, and the area was the setting for the opening and the conclusion of the epic Táin Bó Cuailgne. Modern science is shedding new light on the significance of the ancient landscape and the meaning of the 60 national monuments to be found here." (Cruachan Aí information leaflet)
Enquiries: Julitta Clancy (tel. 01-8259438), Ann OReilly (041-9825135)
Bus collection points: Kells, Dunshaughlin, Navan and Trim
Total cost: 45.00 euro (includes coach fare, morning coffee, entry to Centre, guided tour and evening meal. Lunch not included.)
Full payment due by 30 May
Booking for Meath Archaeological and Historical Society Summer Excursion
to Rathcroghan Saturday, 12th June 2004. Members and invited guests
Please complete and return to Mrs. Ann OReilly, Hon. Treasurer, Rathfeigh, Tara, Co. Meath. Cheques/postal orders to be crossed and made out to "Meath Archaeological and Historical Society"
I/we enclose cheque/p.o for (45.00 per person)
For . place(s) on 12th June excursion
Evening meal - please indicate any special dietary requirements:
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MAHS visit to Kilsharvan House on the 10th June 2001,
The owners of the house Gavin and Orlaith Duffy made everyone feel very welcome on a lovely sunny Sunday afternoon.
Images courtesy of Michael Fox