Small Things Remembered takes a curious look at artefacts uncovered in Cork
There are more than 19,000 archaeological sites in County Cork.
With many of these areas dating back 9,000 years, it’s no surprise that a little digging often reveals everyday objects and treasures long lost or buried at prehistoric tombs, churches, monasteries, medieval castles and abbeys.
If you’re curious about what, exactly, has been uncovered in these spots, there’s a fascinating series of free events going on at Cork City Library that will satisfy any inquiring mind.
Small Things Remembered sees local experts tell the secret stories of Cork artefacts, remnants of the past that offer an exciting glimpse into what life was like in Cork long ago.
Pure Cork finds…
At the next event on Tuesday, October 29th, 2019 (6pm, free admission), local historian, author and collector Michael Lenihan will give an illustrated talk entitled Pure Cork Artefacts
Michael, whose brilliant books feature his 40-year-old collection of fascinating memorabilia, photographs, postcards and maps, will be sharing hidden stories from artefacts uncovered in Cork.
On November 26th, the series will finish with a talk by archeological illustrator Sara Nylund entitled Illustrating Archaeology.
With almost 20 years experience in illustrating some of the incredible ancient items uncovered during archaeological digs all over Ireland (the image above is a drawing of two leather shoes excavated during a dig at Caherduggan Castle in Doneraile) Sara plans to “draw a picture of the past through small finds”.
To sign up for an event reminder, check out the Cork City Library listing on Eventbrite.