Friday and Saturday at the Mellows Campus in Athenry - an event focused on Irish culture and heritage from 1916... we were invited to share our Celtic Shoes from a thousand years ago. Two great days with good sunshine, happy children and inquisitive adults. This event was sponsored by the Taoiseach's office and had a wide range of interesting activities, crafts and even old steam engines! At our stall - many people learned for the first time that our ancestors wore shoes of exquisite complex designs as opposed to preferring to go barefoot... We were kept busy for both days with entertaining, explaining and allowing people to handle reconstruction copies of shoes from 1500 years ago. To see, feel touch and smell real leather shoes of a style worn by our ancestors was a delight to all.
Niamh and Con are founding members of Celtic Druid Temple and walk the path of Celtic Druids in Roscommon, Eire.