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​July’s Waterford Treasures Talk

‘The long and the short of it: The untold story of Waterford’s medieval archery butts’

By: Dr. Andy Halpin

Date: Monday the 4th of July

Time: 7.30pm

Where: The Garden Room at the award winning Medieval Museum

Cost: Only €5 (towards the Museum acquisition and conservation fund)

An exciting talk in the Waterford Treasures series will be on Monday 4 July when a world expert will deliver a talk entitled ‘The long and the short of it: The untold story of Waterford’s medieval archery butts’. Dr Andy Halpin is very familiar with Waterford’s medieval, Irish-Viking and Viking history and artefacts and is a great speaker on this topic.

Director of Waterford Treasures Eamonn McEneaney commented ‘We have just put on display in the Medieval Museum a document from 1565 which is a Pardon to John Lewis (whose tombstone can be seen in Greyfriars)by Queen Elizabeth I for accidentally killing his friend, son of Mayor Peter Aylward while practicing archery up in the Shortcourse. The archery material from the siege by the Anglo-Normans is also on display in the Medieval Museum. We are really looking forward to Andy Halpin’s welcome focus on Waterford’s important archery butts.

Andy Halpin is Assistant Keeper in the Irish Antiquities Division of the National Museum of Ireland, specialising in the archaeology of the Viking and Medieval periods. He has written extensively on medieval weapons and warfare in Ireland, including the archery material from the Waterford City excavations and more recently, published Weapons and Warfare in Viking and Medieval Dublin for the National Museum of Ireland.

Tickets available in advance from Bishop’s Palace Reception 0761 102650 [email protected] OR on the door on the night, but come early.

Kindly sponsored by the Granville Hotel, Waterford.