ILLUSTRATED TALK: Drinking Rituals in Medieval Gaelic Ireland

/ILLUSTRATED TALK: Drinking Rituals in Medieval Gaelic Ireland

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Feasting and drinking were an important element of the cultural practices of elite Gaelic society between 1200 and 1600 AD. A four-handled drinking vessel called a ‘mether’ was passed so that guests could share in its contents. Join archaeologist Dr Elizabeth Gray as she discuss medieval drinking feasts and afterwards visit the Keepers of the Gael exhibition to see examples of medieval methers.

As places are limited, advance booking is advised. Call the Museum on (091) 532460 from Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 5pm.

Suitable for Age 12+ (booking required)