Invitation: ‘Discovering the Secrets of Zula’s Hollow’

Dear members and friends of the Hellenic Community of Ireland
The Project committee of Kilwarlin Moravian Church’s ‘Finding Zula’s Hollow’ Project, have great pleasure in inviting you, your friends and the whole of the Hellenic Community of Ireland to a day of discovery. It will be held at Kilwarlin Moravian church just outside Hillsborough, Co. Down.
 
On Saturday 11th May 2019, from 12:45 – 3:30pm, we will be ‘Discovering the Secrets of Zula’s Hollow’.
 
The National Lottery Heritage fund, and Lisburn and Castlereagh City council have generously funded a one-year project to seek to uncover the secrets that have been hidden or obscured, some for nearly 180 years.
 
We are coming to the end of the initial searching; archaeologists, hydro geologists, historical researchers and willing volunteers have investigated high and low and we are ready for the conclusions.
 
Through pictures, videos, stories, questions and answers and an actual tour of the Historic Battlefield Garden, you will be treated to the story of Rev. Basil Patras Zula and the little bit of Greece that now inhabits Co. Down. Focusing us on the Battle of Thermopylae in 480BCE and what led a Greek Chieftain, fresh from escaping the siege of Missolonghi in the Ottoman wars to come to Kilwarlin Co. Down, revitalize a dying church and build a unique historic garden. A fascinating look at heritage and living history among us.
 
We will be starting with light lunch and refreshments. 

To book your place, RSVP to Peter Dornan (email: peter.dornan@ntlworld.com).

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