A series of three ‘Historical Landscape Readings of North Tipperary’ introductory training workshops for Ireland Reaching Out parish volunteers in North Tipperary will be presented by the archaeologist Gertie Keane and the technologist David Corri. The Landscape Readings workshops aim to up
skill the volunteers in identifying the main historical phases which have impacted both on the landscape and the creation of the local diasporas of North Tipperary. Themes explored will include an introduction to the pre-historical and historical landscape of North Tipperary and its material culture including Christianity and Monasticism, Medieval Landscape, Anglo Norman settlement, Post medieval North Tipperary, industrial heritage, workhouses, vernacular architecture, massrocks/paths/holy wells and farm machinery, traditional forge made iron gates, water pumps. The training under the auspices of North Tipperary Leader Partnership is designed to build the capacity of local communities in the animation and development of local genealogical and cultural heritage resources as part of an integrated social and community tourism product development. The Landscape Readings training takes place at the Horse and Jockey Hotel, Thurles, on Wednesday evenings 1st, 8th May and 15th May at 7.30pm and on Thursday evenings at the Abbey Court Hotel, Nenagh on 2nd, 9th and 16th of May at 7.30pm. The training is free to all pre-registered Ireland Reaching Out parish/community trainees in North Tipperary. For further information contact Bernadette Quinlan, Animator, Ireland Reaching Out, North Tipperary Leader Partnership – email:firstname.lastname@example.org.