Join local historian, Kevin Murphy, for a leisurely walk, meandering around the townlands surrounding the village of Mullaghbane. Along the way you’ll beer into holes in every hedge to unearth the story of the last six thousand years. It was the poet Art Mac Binead, buried in the local graveyard, who said that in this are you could, “kick any stone and history leaps up at you.” Come along and you’ll “kick stones” for about three hours.
All of the walk will be on roads, but there are a number of steep hills. However,there will be frequent stops to accommodate the casual walker and the curious questioner. You can hear about:
- the oldest licensed premises in Ireland;
- the highest Bronze Age cairn in Europe;
- the last Gaelic poet and scribe;
- the unique inhabitants of the cemetery and its mirror images across the Atlantic;
- place names and confusions;
- rebellions, famines and burnings;
- the songs and poems inspired by the landscape and its characters.
You’ll also be able to visit a traditional dwelling, all while drinking in the atmosphere of the heartland of South Armagh.
Cost: £5 – Booking essential via Eventbrite
Further information: Contact Kevin Murphy on +4428 3087 8453 or by email.