A Heritage Day
to beat them all

ARDEE will make a major contribution to Heritage Week this year when the mid-Louth town takes on a mediaeval look on Saturday 27 August.

ARDEE will make a major contribution to Heritage Week this year when the mid-Louth town takes on a mediaeval look on Saturday 27 August.

There will be lots of activity on the Fair Green, including mediaeval jousts and games, enough to keep the town alive and full of historic adventure.

THE newly formed Ardee Historical Society will also be making its contribution.

At the moment, the society is organising very successful tours and they now hold their meetings in the very appropriate setting of Ardee Castle recently thanks to Brian Walsh curator of the County Museum.

The aim of the society is to promote and protect the heritage of Ardee and district.

The chairman of the Ardee Historical Society, John Rafferty, has organised tours for Ardee’s Heritage Day.

John Rafferty has created a simulated map of what a mediaeval Ardee walled town looked like.

It shows places of historical interest around the town that could be included in walking tours of the town.

Cllr Pearse McGeough said the map has many possibilities especially in promoting tourism in Ardee.

he has also received the support of all members of Ardee Town Council.

County museum curator Brian Walsh has commissioned a group of consultants to access how the castle can be put to greater public use.

So far the castle - which is the responsibility of Louth County Council - has been open to the public during Heritage Week, the Turfman Festival, and is now available to the historical society.

Mr Walsh hopes to establish a permanent museum at the castle where artefacts from the County Museum could be put on display.