On Saturday the 20th and Sunday the 21st of September 2014, we organised a weekend of fun and learning in Mountshannon, Co. Clare. On Saturday, there were 17th century games, blacksmiths and charcoal makers at work, a maze and a weapons demonstration and sword fight by Claiomh re-enactment group. At the same time, academic and local researchers were talking about various aspects of the project. On Sunday, there was a guided tour of the furnaces themselves.
Sliabh Aughty Furnace Festival poster
Clare County Council
Galway County Council
Mountshannon Community Council
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Advice to visitors All these furnaces are on private property and permission should be sought before visiting them. All the monuments described are unstable structures and all care should be taken against injury and damage to the furnaces.
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