The Old Tuam Society's 2013/14 lecture series continues this March with a lecture by Paul Gosling of GMIT, which will focus on one of the town's most storied and historic structures. But how do you separate fact from fiction?
Every schoolgirl and boy in Tuam knows that the town was once graced by a remarkable castle built in AD 1164. They also know that the so-called "Chair of Tuam" is in some way related to it. What is less clear is why the castle was built, what exactly it looked like and why was it demolished. This illustrated lecture will explore these and related issues with a view to pinpointing the extent of the castle and delineating its character and history.
Paul Gosling is a professional archaeologist and a member of the Institute of Archaeologists of Ireland. He lectures on the BA in Heritage Studies programmes in the Department of Heritage & Tourism, GMIT. His paper on Tuam Castle appeared in the latest issue of the Journal of the Old Tuam Society (Vol. 10, Dec., 2013).
Venue: Tuam Library, High St.
Date: 27th March, 2014
Time: 8:30 pm