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Ulster Museum

Early Christian Ireland: Hand Bells, High Crosses, Music and More

To mark the recent discovery and display of a bronze hand bell from Ballyclog, Co. Tyrone, this series of talks will look at life in Early Christian Ireland, at the use of church hand bells and at the identity of a mysterious musical instrument!

- , Sat 10 Nov 2018

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This free event will feature expert speakers discussing various aspects of life in Early Christian Ireland. You will also be able to view the recently discovered bronze hand bell found in Ballyclog, County Tyrone.

Event Programme:

1.30: Early Christian Ireland - Raghnall Ó Floinn (former Director National Museum of Ireland)

2.10: Early Irish hand-bells: making, using, keeping - Cormac Bourke (former curator of medieval antiquities, Ulster Museum)

2.40: Break

3.00: High Crosses and Mediterranean musicians - Dr Greer Ramsey, curator of archaeology National Museums NI

3.40: Finish

Although this is a free event, booking in advance is advised to secure a place.