bluegrass 2016

Bunratty Bluegrass festival 2016

Shannon Heritage and Bunratty Castle and Folk Park are once again delighted to be taking part in the 2016 Bunratty Village Bluegrass Festival taking place from the 21st to 23rd October.

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A group of musicians playing traditional Irish music together

Fleadh Did Justice to Co. Clare’s Status as Home of Traditional Music

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.

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medieval knights

Shaping of a Nation at Bunratty Castle and Folk Park

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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Lughnasa Festival at Craggaunowen, August Bank Holiday Weekend

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.

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Brendan voyage

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.

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