LISMORE Gaelic Heritage Centre recently hosted an interesting and fun-filled Medieval Week, celebrating the long history of the island and the erection of a wonderful display of 14/15th century grave slabs at the church. Events were well attended despite the weather.
These began with a fine performance of local resident Jennifer Baker’s original play, Banished, which tells the story of Bishop George Lauder, who, on a rare visit to Lismore and far from his residence in the lowlands, met his match in the fiery Liosachs.
During the week, the President of the Society of Antiquaries Scotland, Dr David Caldwell, presented a talk about the excavations done at Achinduin Castle in the 1970s and led an informative exploration of that and Castle Coeffen.
HERITAGE: A festive banquet at the Lios Beag café rounded the week off on Lismore, where guests feasted on medieval fare served by wenches in traditional