Uisneach Fire Festival – Now On Saturday 9th of May!

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Due to adverse weather  Uisneach Fire Festival was postponed for 7 days, until May 9th. Tickets are valid for next weeks event, but a full refund is also available for original event date (May 2nd 2015). Ticket Information.

Ireland’s most ancient recorded Bealtaine celebration on the Hill of Uisneach will this year be alive and welcoming with the sights and sounds of the changing season on the May bank holiday weekend, Saturday, May 02 (2pm – 11:30pm).

Fire as a symbol of re-birth and awakening has been long associated with the site and this year’s ceremonial fire parade will be the centre piece of the day long celebration which will also feature, artisan foods and crafts, holistic healing, a spoken word tent, re-enactments including the Uisneach Warriors and guided heritage walks. The family friendly theme is being further developed through a recreation of a traditional children’s Uisneach Games. Music will be provided by friends of the Hill including The Mairtin O’Connor Band, Mary Coughlin, and Moxie, plus very Special Guests.

Our ancestors on Bealtaine (May time), lit a fire on the Hill to mark the coming of summer. The lighting of the Uisneach fire was the signal for igniting fires on many hills across the whole island creating a unique fire eye with Uisneach being the pupil.

Festival Summary:

Ticket Fee: €33 — Children under twelve free accompanied by adult.

Tir na og /Stage Times: 2.30 – 7.15ppm
Demonstration & Workshops: 15pm – late (Are all free)
Yoga and Qi Gong by the Shores of Lough Luich: 3pm-6pm
Heritage Talk Tent: 3pm – 8.45pm
Music Stage: 3.30pm – 11.30pm

The above is a brief summary of the events an times throughout the day.   Visit www.uisneach.ie for more details  or see the following Uisneach Fire Festival Brochure.

 

 

 

 

 

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