Uisneach Festival gets the go ahead

Thu, May 07, 2015

Organisers have confirmed that Uisneach Fire Festival will go ahead this Saturday May 9 from 2pm-11.30pm.

Spurred on by messages of support and well wishes after they were forced to postpone the festival, which was due to take place last Saturday, organisers are setting up a new marquee which can accommodate up to 1,000 festival goers, meaning this weekend’s festival is not weather dependent.

The Hill of Uisneach, the mythological and sacred centre of Ireland, faced a deluge of rain last Saturday, May 2, leading to the temporary postponement of Ireland’s oldest festival, the Uisneach Fire Festival.


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