Lughnasa’ Festival to celebrate life through the ages
Re-enactors dressed in costume will take part in a special ‘Lughnasa’ celebration being organised by Shannon Heritage at their Craggaunowen visitor attraction near Quin in Co. Clare over the August bank holiday weekend Sunday 6th and Bank Holiday Monday 7th August from 11am -5pm
Lughnasa’, is a festival in honour of the Celtic God Lugh of the Tuatha de Danann, God of arts and crafts, and it marks the start of the harvest season. Lughnasa is a petition to the divine for a successful harvest marking the first day of autumn, and thus the start of the harvest season. Join with us on this wonderful day of celebration for a unique programme of events.
Tower House : Tudor display including domestic items and armoury demonstrations, with sixteenth century sword fight displays
Ringfort : Irish Iron Age/Early Medieval Chariot Display and Demos
Castle Green : Hiberno-Norse/Viking Age Ireland display with talks and demonstrations on the campaigns of Brian Ború c.968-1014 (including tent, warfare demo plus Viking commerce, herbal and textile displays) 'Ireland in the Age of Brian Boru' display will include demos of the minting of replica Dublin Sitric Rex coins - Ireland's earliest coinage plus a leather working display!
Talks & Demonstrations :
11:00. The Irish Chariot Project at the Ring Fort with Dave O’Reilly
12:00 Material Culture in Gaelic & Tudor Ireland at the Tower house with Will O’Shea
13:00 Ireland & the Viking Wars at the Green with Dave Swift
14:00 The Irish Chariot Project at the Ring Fort with Dave O’Reilly
15:00 Material Culture in Gaelic & Tudor Ireland at the Towerhouse with Will O’Shea
16:00 Ireland & the Viking Wars at the Green with Dave Swift