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Thursday, August 3, 2017

Exploring Waterford City's Late Medieval Defences

Waterford Archaeological & Historical Society
Exploring Waterford City’s Late Medieval Defences
Thursday 10th August 2017

Our walk will focus on the archaeology and defences of the medieval city suburb of St. John’s. WAHS has been given access to St Martin's Gate, the principal entry point to the medieval city from the southwest, this site is not normally open to the public. On the walk we will also encounter many other upstanding remains that have survived in this historic City quarter, including the medieval John's Bridge and the remains of John's Gate, the city wall and a number of its impressive towers, the sites of St Stephen’s Church and the Leper House and the Elizabethan Aylward House. Our guide Ben Murtagh will not only explain the significance of the upstanding remains but will also reveal what has been learnt about the development of the medieval city from a number of archaeological excavations that have been carried out in this part of Waterford over the past three decades.

Meeting place: Apple Market, under the new canopy (opposite Babycare)
Time: 7 pm

Cost: Members free, non-members €5.00
The Waterford Archaeological and Historical Society, Ireland.
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