SMELT 2010 was an experimental archaeology weekend held in the National Heritage Park, Ferrycarrig, Co. Wexford with the primary aim of smelting Irish bog ore in a reconstructed bloomery furnace. We had some success, producing iron, but no usable bloom. Still, it was very successful for a first smelt. You can read more in previous blog posts, or soon on the project website, which I am in the process of updating.
The full-length video is up on Vimeo and embedded above but, due to space restrictions, it is fairly low quality. The video is also available on the Seandálaíocht YouTube channel in super high quality HD, but split in two (length restrictions!). They are embedded after the break (click "Read More" below).
You can also download the full video in HD for your own use here (right-click the link and click save as) but be warned that the file is very large (1.2GB) so it will take a long time to download if you have a slow connection. You can download a much smaller (320MB), lower quality, version here if needed.
EDIT: New links and embedded videos have been added to rectify a problem with the audio levels in the original video. Please download again if you have an old version!