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Heritage Week: Imprints of our past & future – Creative Family day at the Devenish Lands at Dowth

Bring your family on a creative adventure, travelling back in time around the magical landscape of the Devenish Lands at Dowth, a research farm focused on sustainable agriculture, with Helen Stanton, Public Engagement Manager. Discover what lies beneath your feet and the monumental structures created by our ancestors during the Neolithic period on this farm, situated within the Brú na Bóinne UNESCO World Heritage Site. Picnic on the lawn while Archaeologist Dr Clíodhna Ni Lionain describes the archaeology, including the ceramic fragments discovered here. We will then get creative together with local artist Penelope Lacey, using the inspirational stories to shape your own, very special clay offerings to take home.

Dress for adventure and a little mess

Suitable for 3+

Please bring a picnic lunch / beverages and a small snack will be provided

Penelope Lacey is a self-taught sculptor. From her studio in Meath, she works in a variety of media, primarily clay, wood, plaster and found objects. Her shapes and forms are inspired by her natural environment, personal experiences and social connections, whilst her figurative work captures the essence of feminine grace.She is currently a Creative Associate with Creative Schools Initiative.


Wed 18 August | 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Age suitability: All ages
Fee: €10 per person
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