Saturday Nights at the Heritage Centre

Building Survey & Materials Analysis at Lismore Cathedral.

13 April 2019.  7.30 pm.   In the Museum Room

Discussion in the bar afterwards

Mark Thacker from the University of Stirling returns to Lismore to bring us up to date with what he has learned from his painstaking studies of the mortar in our medieval buildings.  He can reveal what species of wood was used to burn the lime, and estimates of the dates of construction.  We may imagine that the lime was burned from Lismore limestone, but Mark has some surprises in store for us.