For whom the bell tolls

Time: 8.00pm
Date: Wednesday 24th January 2024
What: Westmeath Archaeological and Historical Society lecture by Dr. Paul Stevens
Where: The Greville Arms, Mullingar

Details: A lecture by Archaeologist Dr Paul Stevens entitled ‘For whom the bell tolls; Clonfad and its place in early medieval monastic Westmeath’. Dr Stevens directed excavations on the monastic site of Clonfad, Co. Westmeath in advance of the construction of the N52/N6 road scheme. The ‘Clonfad hand bell’ was one of the artefacts found during the excavation of the site which was identified as a centre of metal working.

All welcome - Refreshments will be served.

For more information on Westmeath Archaeological and Historical Society please visit their website

If you are interested in reading further about the Clonfad Hand Bell click here for more by Dr. Paul Stevens.

There is also an article about the reconstruction of the Bell in Seanda, Issue 4, 2009 - click here to read, or available from your local library.