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Gravestone Rubbing Experience at Kilkea Castle
Castledermot, Co. Kildare
15 August 2021
Try a grave rubbing experience at Kilkea Castle during Heritage Week. Reveal the past by marking out prints from details on the monuments and headstones of the Fitzgerald family cemetery at Kilkea Castle.

Artist and designer Angelina Foster uses gravestone rubbing to bring the past up close, introducing you to dramatic stories and legends as you trace Ireland’s traditions and symbols. This fun and absorbing activity will give you an appreciation of past craftsmanship and the stories buried in Ireland's Ancient East.

Kilkea was the seat of the Fitzgerald dynasty for hundreds of years. Join in and explore the pet cemetery and the old church graveyard, whilst recounting stories of monkeys, mermaids, evil eyes, wizard Earls, and the Silken Thomas’ table. You will see these ancient carvings in new light as you make impressions with a variation of oriental and Awagami handmade papers using different rubbing techniques.

Event details

Kilkea Castle Hotel & Golf Resort


15 August 2021


Start 14:00End 15:30



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Kilkea Castle Hotel & Golf Resort, Castle View, Kilkea Demesne, Castledermot, Co. Kildare, R14 XE97, Ireland
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