Above: Picture of Moher by Matthew Gaggle
“THE EDGE OF MOHER AND BEYOND”
with MARTINA MC CARTHY
ILLUSTRATED TALK X-PO KILLINABOY
THURSDAY FEBRUARY 27TH 8.30 p.m.
The majestic promontory of Hag’s Head at the southern edge of the Cliffs of Moher has served as a strategic outpost for people down through the ages. The area is very rich in archaeology and human history. The townlands around Hag’s Head tell their own story of people who survived against the odds. Moreover, Hag’s Head is steeped in folklore with its own ‘Atlantis’ or submerged land called Cill Stiofáin. This illustrated talk will feature incisive commentaries on Hag’s Head - its geology, archaeology, history and folklore.
Martina McCarthy spent over 20 years working as an archaeological geophysicist identifying evidence of subsurface archaeological sites. This work took her to some of the best known sites in Ireland including Newgrange, Knowth, The Hill of Tara and Rathcroghan. Martina has latterly worked as an adult education co-ordinator.
The X-PO is located in the former post office in Kilnaboy. It is a community hub for social and cultural activities. The events are all free of charge. Donations to X-PO welcome.