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Dúchas Beo – A Celebration of our Living Heritage

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About the event

”Dúchas Beo” is a community gathering in celebration of our rich and diverse living heritage.

Experience history come to life with live medieval re-enactment on horseback by the phenomenal Horsemen of Éire. Meet the blacksmith, Ross from Foraged Nature as he shares the knowledge of his craft. Get to grips with the art of thatching, weaving and help build our roundhouse.

The day is a celebration of all heritage crafts and trades. Meet our cooper Eamonn and hear of our town’s historical link with barrel making. Witness history brought to life. View for yourself a Leonardo da Vinci cart design built in Granard. Enjoy a wonderful display of tools and crafts from olden days on display at Knights and Conquests Heritage Centre.

Workshops and demostrations throughout the day. Join us for a day of storytelling, sharing of olden knowledge, music, song and dance. Bíodh craic agus spraoi againn! There’s fun for all the family.


Where is it taking place?

Knights & Conquest Heritage Centre
Dublin Street
N39 DE06

Who is it suitable for?

All ages


Fully wheelchair accessible event, with accessible toilets inside our heritage centre. We share our site with the lovely Bailey Cafe

When is it taking place?

Sunday August 20th, 1pm to 5pm

Price & do you need to book?

Free. Donations on the day

Contact details




+353 86 7006715

Additional information 

This is a National Heritage Week event


All August Craft Month events are run independently by the event organisers. For questions regarding this event please contact the event organiser directly.

Event Details

Maker: Knights & Conquests Granard

Starts: Sun 20 Aug at 1:00 pm

Ends: Sun 20 Aug at 5:00 pm

Craft Type: Basketry & Willow, Blacksmithing and Metalworking

Event Location: Longford

Event Type: Festival, Family Friendly

Price: Free