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THE BIRDSONG Project, a concert of trad songs about our feathered friends takes place in St Nicholas' Collegiate Church this Saturday at 8pm, and is the Bealtaine Festival's flagship performance.
A series of events is taking place in Mayo throughout May to celebrate creativity and ageing for Bealtaine 2015.
The Heritage Council has announced funding for a number of heritage projects in County Westmeath under its 2015 community-based Heritage Grants Scheme.
Cong Moytura Heritage Society is to host an expert talk on one of Ireland’s foremost national treasures - the Cross of Cong - tomorrow (Saturday) at 3pm in the Crossroads Community Centre, Cong.
This May bank holiday weekend will see Ireland’s oldest Bealtaine celebration on the Hill of Uisneach on Saturday, May 2 from 2-11.30pm. The Uisneach Fire Festival’s unique ceremonial fire parade at dusk will be the centrepiece of the day-long celebration which will feature artisan foods and crafts, holistic healing, a heritage talks tent, re-enactments, and guided heritage walks. The main stage area will feature a full music programme including the Máirtín O’Connor Band and Mary Coughlan. A special Clarke’s Bar Tent will also feature a traditional music programme throughout the day.
On Thursday renowned local musicians Jock and Dave are in The Snug from 9.30pm to play a wide range of songs to suit all musical tastes from the old classics to the current chart toppers.
JOHNNY MOYNIHAN, one of the legends of Irish folk music, will play a concert entitled Vocals and far too many instruments... in The GiG Room, Kinvara Community Centre, on Saturday April 4 at 8pm.
The Fleadh Cheoil Mhaigh Eo 2015 will be held in Swinford on the weekend of May 9 and 10.
The Castletown Geoghegan branch of Comhaltas Ceoltóiri Éireann are the hosts of this year’s Westmeath Fleadh Cheoil and will be hosting a fleadh fundraising gala concert on Friday April 10 at 8pm in St Michael’s Church, Castletown Geoghegan. Tickets are priced at €10 and are on sale from committee members, from Westmeath CCÉ branches, and from Claffey’s Shop and the Post Office in Castletown Geoghegan along with Streamstown Post Office.
That great observer of landscape Tim Robinson reminds us that Connemara is full of saints. Perhaps there isn't a saint in the place today, but they were certainly there in profusion in earlier times. Looking around him from the heights of Errislannan, near Clifden, Tim observes that practically every one of the headlands and islands that he sees has its saint. There is St Roc at Little Killary, St Colmán on Inishboffin, St Ceannanach at Cleggan, St Féichín in Omey and High Island, and all the saints in the tangled archipelagos east of Carna, Bearchan, Breacán, and Enda; and the obscure Mocán or Smocán of Barr an Doire near An Cheathrú Rua, 'and finally the great St Colm Cille who has all the south Connemara coast under his protection...'