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From ancient festivals in the Slieve Bloom Mountains to modern day merry-making, Laois has enjoyed a party more than most for thousands of years. With over 60 events happening each month , you are most definitely invited to celebrate with us.
And from major international music weekends to local fiestas covering everything from scarecrows and storytelling, to drama and literature, you’re sure to find your tribe. For the outdoor enthusiast there’s weekly guided walks, runs and cycles. Come join us as we celebrate the length and breadth of the county – morning, noon, and night…

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Timahoe Heritage Festival – Viking Coin Striking Workshop

4th June @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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One event on 5th June 2022 at 12:00 pm

Timahoe Heritage Festival is on 4th & 5th of June in Timahoe Heritage Centre, Co Laois with lots of family fun and entertainment! Throughout the day the children will get to see our Viking Coin Making Workshop where we will demonstrate how Ireland’s first coin was minted while learning all about ancient trade and commerce in medieval Ireland. Availability is limited! Places are limited so reserve your ticket online now! The Big Dig at Timahoe Heritage Festival 2022 is supported by The Heritage Council as part of the Laois Heritage and Biodiversity Strategy 2021 – 2026.

The School of Irish Archaeology is proud to introduce their workshops and coin striking is designed around children from 5 – 12 years of age.

Our mission is to educate young people about Ireland’s rich ancient culture. We bring the past to life through practical, interactive experiences in a hands-on learning environment. Our workshops are original and dynamic concept, which allows children to explore the excitement of archaeology in a fun and enjoyable setting.

We ensure this educational and one of a kind experience won’t leave your children disappointed. We guarantee it will leave them wanting to know much more about ancient crafts and technologies and who our ancient ancestors were!