Faithlegg - footsteps through history

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Faithlegg - footsteps through history

Faithlegg bears witness to history of Ireland and this walk explores that connection as we wander through the old estate.

By Andrew Doherty

When and where

Date and time

Sun, 22 Jan 2023 10:30 - Sun, 24 Sep 2023 12:00 GMT


To be announced

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About this event

This 2km gentle walk will commence from the gates of Faithlegg Church, and will proceed by footpath and tramac. Once famed as the country seat of the norman era Aylwards, it passed to the Cromwellian Boltons and later the catholic family of Power. Dominated by Faithlegg House Hotel and the two churches, the area has down the centuries witnessed the history of Ireland, much of it relating directly to the site, and its strategic location on the rivers. This walk will explore that history set in the sylvian sorrounds of the Faithlegg estate

About the walk leader

Andrew Doherty was born, reared and fished the local area before turning to writing and leading walks. Andrew is the author of two books, the popular monthly maritime history blog Tides & Tales and he also provides talks, facilitates history events and has appeared on radio and TV. The core of his work centres around a deep regard for local traditions and culture, particularly the river connection. For a sense of his passion see the following video below from last years Heritage Week, where his event was featured as one of the highlights of 2022 from 4 minutes in

About the organiser

Organised by
Andrew Doherty