St Fachnan's Cathedral is a medieval stone church, which dates to the late 12th century, having additions from several periods. These different periods of development are illustrated by discrete styles of carving; a font in the nave is thought to date to the 13th century, while a carved effigy of a bishop dates to the early 14th century, and Gothic sedilia in the chancel dates to the 15th century.
There are several carved headstones, capitals, wall memorials and interesting pieces in the nave; also, five of the high crosses, for which Kilfenora is famed, are displayed within the Lady Chapel of the Cathedral.
A photogrammetry workshop, which will create high-quality digital images of the medieval carvings in the cathedral, will take place as part of Heritage Week in Kilfenora, facilitated by Gary Dempsey of Digital Heritage Age. Participants will learn how to turn photos into 3D models, which can be used to record and preserve artefacts, for display, and for further study, as this creative method may reveal hitherto unseen carvings.
This free two-day workshop will be hosted in the Burren Centre, with access to St Fachnan's Cathedral. Please book at the link below.
This workshop is supported by the Heritage Council, under the Community Heritage Grant Scheme 2023.
Particpants should have access to a digital camera, and are encouraged to bring a laptop computer, although a demonstration computer will be available at the workshop.
Participants will be provided with access software for the duration of the workshop, with free tier software available for home use.
More information can be found at www.digitalheritageage.com/workshops and advance booking is essential.