Irish Language Week - Storytelling at the Museum

17mar(mar 17)10:30 am18(mar 18)12:30 pmIrish Language Week - Storytelling at the Museum10:30 am - 12:30 pm (18)


17 (Friday) 10:30 am - 18 (Saturday) 12:30 pm

Event Details

Friday 17th to Saturday 18th March
Time: 10.30am to 12.30pm
Location: Irish Linen Centre and Lisburn Museum
Cost: Free

Storytelling with the writer of ‘Con O’Neill  the Great Escape,  The adventures of the last Gaelic Lord of Upper Clandeboye.’

Irish Linen Centre & Lisburn Museum

Friday 17th – Saturday 18th March

FREE Drop-in sessions:

10.30am – 11.00am

11.15am – 11.45am

12.00pm – 12.30pm

An opportunity for school children to learn about Con O’ Neill’s Great Escape from the author of this recently published children’s book, Collette Baillie. Con O’Neill, from the Clann Aodha Bui (klan ee bwee), the family of the yellow haired Hugh O’Neill is known as the last Gaelic lord of Castlereagh. Find out what a slat an tierna is and what it was used for, what you did with a leine and an ionar. Learn about the Gaelic names for Cregagh, Lisnasharragh and Castlereagh. Find out why a big cheese was so important for Con’s escape! Collette is also a textile artist she has made some costumes similar to what Con and his wife would have worn, try them on and take a snap as a memento of St Patrick’s Day 2023.

For more information or to book call into reception or contact us T:028 9266 3377 or E:

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