Ardee history tours take off

THE Ardee Historical Society will also be making its contribution to Heritage Week in Ardee on Saturday 27 August.

THE Ardee Historical Society will also be making its contribution to Heritage Week in Ardee on Saturday 27 August.

The society is organising historical tours similar to those held during the Turfman Festival on the Bank holiday weekend.

The aim of the society is to promote and protect the heritage of Ardee and district and the tours are an excellent introduction to the local heritage and are also great fun.

The chairman of the Ardee Historical Society, John Rafferty, has organised the 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.

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

The society holds its meetings in Ardee Castle which will soon be opened to the public.

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

Ardee will have a mediaeval look on Heritage Day.

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.