Monday 19 February 2018

Group take to field for battle -- and day of fun

Craig Hughes

History was brought to life in Co Cork yesterday with the re-enactment of a 13th century medieval battle on the grounds of Buttevant Castle.

As part of the Buttevant Walled Town Day, members of the Bran Dubh Living History and Medieval Combat Society and local children took part in the battle.

An estimated 1,700 people attended the event, which also included family events such as tug-of-war and a market, with music provided by local singer Nollaig O'Connor who was a contestant in RTE's 'The Voice' earlier this year.

Organiser Suzanne Hynes said she was delighted and is hoping it can be an even bigger success next year.

Irish Independent

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