Trace the past and reveal its details in a heritage Gravestone Rubbing Experience at Kildare’s Kilkea Castle, Co Kildare. This will be my 2nd last gravestone rubbing workshop of the year.
Artist and designer Angelina Foster uses gravestone rubbing to bring the past up close, introducing you to dramatic stories and legends as you trace Ireland’s traditions and symbols. This fun and absorbing activity will give you an appreciation of past craftsmanship and the stories buried in Ireland’s Ancient East. It can also offer a wonderful way to explore and record family history and create unique genealogical records.
Kilkea was the seat of the Fitzgerald dynasty for hundreds of years. Join us to explore the pet’s cemetery and explore the old church graveyard, while we recount stories of monkeys, mermaids, evil eyes, wizard Earls, and the Silken Thomas’ table.
Gravestone rubbing – carried out with care – is a fun and absorbing activity that will give you an appreciation of past craftsmanship and the stories buried in Ireland’s Ancient East. It also offers you a wonderful way to explore and record family history and create unique genealogical records.
Location: Kilkea Castle, Co. Kildare (please arrive in time for the workshop to begin promptly at 2pm). We will meet at the main Castle entrance.
Directions: Available here on the Kilkea Castle website.
Parking: Parking is available in the main car park.
About Angelina Foster
As an artist and printmaker, I am inspired by words, stories, and symbols from Ireland’s past. My hands-on, creative workshops feature ancient skills including printing, book-making, book-binding, and grave-rubbing.
Each artistic experience gives the chance to explore your own creativity and be inspired by traditional stories and techniques. I run my workshops at characterful locations throughout Ireland’s Ancient East. And my creative workshops can be tailored for different age groups, themes and interests.