Keepsakes and Souvenirs

  • Maggie M. Williams
Part of the The New Middle Ages book series (TNMA)


In the summer of 2010, my husband, sons, and I visited the Irish National Heritage Park (INHP) in county Wexford. As we strolled along wooded trails, we traveled through the 9,000 years of replicated history and material culture that had been promised in the advertisements: “From campsite to Ringfort, from mill to Fulacht Fiadh, from Crannog to Viking house, every activity is an unexpected adventure.” The park includes sixteen life-sized “authentic recreation[s] of Ireland’s heritage,” allowing visitors to experience the entire timeline in a single-day’s journey.1


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