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Skills of the Ancients Archaeology Festival

Council have joined up with Lough Neagh Partnership and the Centre for Archaeological Fieldwork at Queen’s University Belfast to bring history and archaeology to life in the grounds of Clotworthy House at Antrim Castle Gardens from the Tuesday 28 May to Saturday 1 June.

This Skills of the Ancients, Archaeology Festival will have something for everyone in the wonderful setting of the Antrim Castle Gardens which is so rich with archaeology and history from the earliest times.
The week will begin with a series of walks and talks on the history and archaeology of Antrim Castle Gardens and surrounding area led by a team of expert archaeologists and historians. These will be held each evening from the 28 – 30 May from 7pm – 9pm, the walks and talks are free of charge however booking is essential.

Events will conclude with a Free Family Open Day on Saturday 1 June from 11am to 4pm.   If you want to try your hand at the art of flint knapping, as our ancestors did on the Loughshore, make baskets or ropes from natural materials, help in hollowing out a log boat or hear the stories of the Vikings on Lough Neagh. There will be a Bioblitz showcasing our native wildlife and looking at the connectedness of the built, natural and cultural heritage of the area. 

For more details and bookings call T: 028 9448 1338 or book online theoldcourthousetheatre.com
This heritage initiative is funded as part of the National Lottery Heritage Fund Lough Neagh Landscape Partnership and Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council.

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