The Ireland-based experimental archaeology group Umha Aois will be
holding a casting and smelting demonstration at Allihies Co. Cork, Sat.
19th and Sun. 20th August as part of Heritage Week.
While the focus is on smelting and ore-processing, the use of the clay
moulds and charcoal pit-furnaces will give spectators and participants
a fascinating insight into a wide range of ancient metalworking techniques
- carried out in Ireland 4,000 years ago. The event near the village
hall is open to the public from 11am to 5pm, following a guided walk
of the Allihies mines by Theo Dahlke.