A letter of surrender written by Patrick Pearse on April 30th 1916, three days before his execution, will be on display in the GPO Witness History visitor centre between September 27th and November 28th.Read more >
Bluegrass and Blacksmiths may sound like an unusual combination but Shannon Heritage has combined both at Bunratty Castle and Folk Park on the 22nd and 23rd October to give visitors an opportunity to sample great music and see a unique form of art in the making.Read more >
Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2016 has brilliantly reaffirmed Ennis and Co. Clare’s status as the home of traditional music, song and dance, Shannon Airport has stated. Looking back on what she described as “nine unforgettable days” in Ennis and across Clare, Mary Considine, Company Secretary of Shannon Group – the parent company of Fleadh sponsor Shannon Airport – said that Co. Clare wrapped its arms around the biggest annual Irish festival as only it can.Read more >
Bunratty Castle and Folk Park is embracing the arrival of Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann to Ennis and County Clare by hosing a special “Fun with the Fleadh event” where people can jam with the Folk Park’s traditional Irish musicians, learn about the history of musical instruments, or just listen to good toe tapping Trad!Read more >
Bunratty Folk Park will been taken by storm on Sunday August 28th as a group of ardent reenactors will set up military camps and soldiers will present a living history time line taking visitors on a time travel experience of landmark events in our nation’s history starting with Medieval Ireland right through to the Napoleonic period, Irelands involvement in American Civil War, World War 1 and World War 2 and of course a special focus on events of 1916.
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Re-enactors dressed in costume spanning from the Iron Age to the 1916 Easter Rising will take part in a special ‘Lughnasa’ celebration being organised by Shannon Heritage at their Craggaunowen visitor attraction near Quin in Co. Clare on Sunday July 31st and Bank Holiday Monday August 1st.Read more >
Explorer Tim Severin to visit Craggaunowen for celebratory event to mark 40 years since the legendary Brendan Voyage
History will be made on board The Brendan boat on Saturday 9th July when explorer, adventurer, historian and writer Tim Severin makes a rare visit back to the boat’s home in Craggaunowen, Co. Clare to mark the 40th anniversary of the legendary Brendan Voyage.
Severin has oat across the Atlantic in the wake of St. Brendan the Navigator,
In 1976 Tim and four crew undertook an epic journey from Brandon, Co. Kerry, to re-enact the voyage of St. Brendan and prove that the saint and his monks could have discovered America 500 years before Columbus.
An open invitation to Pentathlon Ireland's Opening Ceremony of the UIPM Youth A World Championships, King John’s Castle, 13th July
King John’s Castle, Limerick will be a hive of activity on the evening of Wednesday July 13th as Shannon Heritage in association with Pentathlon Ireland host the Opening Ceremony of the UIPM Youth A World Championships taking place on the grounds of the University of Limerick from the 14th - 18th July.Read more >