The Decade of Centenaries timeline website was launched on 20th June at PRONI. The aims of the launch were: to introduce the audience to the website, to use it to showcase the content of local archives and to encourage the audience to undertake their own research. Speakers included Dr Éamon Phoenix, Deirdre MacBride, CRC and Stephen Scarf, PRONI. Continue reading “Decade of Centenaries Timeline Website Launch”
On my recent visit to Armagh, I spied a wonderful little gargoyle hidden in a boot-scrapper outside a bank. I stopped to take a look, but as no one else seemed to notice it I moved on quickly to avoid any questioning stares. As I turned the corner I did a double take when I spied an angel playing a Loughnashade trumpet perched above a doorway. I was intrigued and headed to the tourist office to find out more. There I was told that 22 bronze angels and gargoyles had been placed around buildings in Armagh City as part of the council’s urban regeneration programme.
We had a great first day filming medieval reenactments of the the 1315/16 Bruce Siege at Carrickfergus Castle with Irish Arms. These scenes will be used in the latter part of the Siege! app when the user mush decide how best to defend the castle against Edward Bruce’s Scottish attack. Continue reading “Siege! Medieval Reenactments”