Explore the history and archaeology of West Cork on a field trip that forms part of the West Cork History Festival
This absorbing field trip will take you from the Bronze Age, through the Medieval period, and up to recent history. Along the way we will see Knockdrum Fort and the Drombeg Stone Circle as you’ve never seen them before, visit the private quarters of Castletownshend Castle, view the Harry Clarke windows in Castletownshend and learn of their association with Edith Somerville and her family.
The tour will be led by Finola and Robert Finlay -authors of the acclaimed Roaringwater Journal blog, and it forms part of the third West Cork History Festival.
We end with a visit to a fifteenth-century tower house associated with William Penn and the Quakers. It’s a taster of the complex past of West Cork, but with enough detail to satisfy the avid historian.