"Scratch below the surface of this vibrant Cork town, and take the time to investigate some of its hidden corners, you will discover that it has deep medieval roots"
The Buttevant Heritage Trail Audio Guide, has been written by the local community and produced by Abarta Heritage on behalf of Transport Infrastructure Ireland. It will introduce you to the fascinating stories of the town. The guide includes information about the latest important discoveries that were made during the archaeological investigations in the town in 2011. You will hear stories of how Buttevant’s big dig shed new light on the town’s medieval origins, and how the town developed under figures like John Anderson. You’ll also discover the story of the world’s first steeple chase, and hear the gravelly voice of a stone gargoyle who has witnessed the town’s story.
This audio guide was produced by Abarta Heritage on behalf of Transport Infrastructure Ireland, and with the support and participation of the people of Buttevant. We would like to offer a special thanks to all the storytellers of the town who kindly contributed their knowledge and insights, particularly: Ann Coughlan, Noel Coleman, Jack O’Donnell, Marion O’Sullivan, Dennis O’Sullivan, Gabriel O’Callaghan, Emily Dumunfort, Dolores Cronin, Catherine Roche, Janette Guiney, Tom Blake and Frank Trimm. The archaeological information that helps to shine new light onto the story of Buttevant is thanks to Priority Construction Ltd, Rubicon Heritage Services, Arup Consulting Engineers, Kieran McKeone of Cork County Council and Ken Hanley of Transport Infrastructure Ireland.
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01 Introduction – Buttevant Audio Guide
02 Franciscan Friary – Buttevant Audio Guide
03 St Mary’s Catholic Church – Buttevant Audio Guide
04 Archaeological Discoveries in Buttevant – Buttevant Audio Guide
05 The Expansion of the Town – Buttevant Audio Guide
06 John Anderson – Buttevant Audio Guide
07 The Awbeg River – Buttevant Audio Guide
08 Barry’s Castle – Buttevant Audio Guide
09 St John’s Church – Buttevant Audio Guide
10 The Military Barracks – Buttevant Audio Guide
11 The Market House – Buttevant Audio Guide
12 Lombard’s Castle – Buttevant Audio Guide
13 Modern Buttevant – Buttevant Audio Guide
14 Ballybeg Priory – Buttevant Audio Guide
15 Conclusion – Buttevant Audio Guide