The highly successful Living History Programme for national schools is in full swing again this year in association with DLR Heritage Office.

It commenced on Monday 25th January and runs until 15th April. The programme has been designed to suit fourth, fifth and sixth classes.

The Living History presentation involves actors from Deilg Inis Theatre Company, in full period costume, bringing the history of our 15th century Fortified Town House /castle and the wider area to colourful life. The company portrays characters from early Christian through Viking to medieval and Victorian times. The defensive features of the medieval Town House/Castle are illustrated. The Murder Hole is activated theatrically and participation by the students is encouraged. One of the archers who defended the castle from the notorious O’Byrnes and O’Tooles of Wicklow demonstrates the use of the longbow.