Crafts and Craftspeople
The crafts we have available for demonstration represent many of the major crafts from history.
Below are a few samples of these crafts from the past.
All are based on archaeological & historical evidence, and our work has included displays for the OPW (formerly Dúchas The Heritage Service) and the National Museum of Ireland.
Hiberno-Viking & Medieval Silversmithing using authentic tools and materials to produce replica jewellery.
See the Monier use Hammer and Die to reproduce coinage from the Viking Age onwards.
Shoes & Bags based on archaeological finds, handmade before your eyes using replica tools.
Essential everyday wooden items from history, replicated and made before your eyes.
Medieval Spinster at work using a drop spindle to turn fleece into yarn. One of the most basic skills necessary for traditional fabric making.
Complicated braid making explained and demonstrated with displays of intricate designs upon the loom and tablets
Learn the secrets of the herbs, their uses in food preparation, as luck charms and their medicinal purposes.
Authentic recipes demonstrated and cooked on an open fire. Using replica cooking utensils and tequniques our experts display traditional preparations.