Tourmakeady Whit weekend Gathering launched

Coiste Cultúr Teanga agus Forbartha Thuar Mhic Éadaigh Teo launch Tourmakeakdy Gathering Ireland 2013. Pictured are Deirdre Cavanagh, Bridie Grant, Kenneth Gibbons, Carmel Shoevlin, Sally Gibbons, Nora McHugh. Missing from photo are Katie Clarke, Paddy Gibbons, and Tomas O'Malley. Photo: Tommy Eibrand.

Coiste Cultúr Teanga agus Forbartha Thuar Mhic Éadaigh Teo launch Tourmakeakdy Gathering Ireland 2013. Pictured are Deirdre Cavanagh, Bridie Grant, Kenneth Gibbons, Carmel Shoevlin, Sally Gibbons, Nora McHugh. Missing from photo are Katie Clarke, Paddy Gibbons, and Tomas O'Malley. Photo: Tommy Eibrand.

Coiste Cultúr Teanga agus Forbartha Thuar Mhic Éadaigh Teo (Halla Tourmakeady ) recently launched its welcome to Tuar Mhic Éadaigh for pupils who attended the following schools in Tourmakeady: SN Páirc a Doire; SN Ghleann Mheasc; SN Gleann Sál An Mainistir; SN An tSraith; SN An Trian; SN Choill a tSidheáin; SNThuar Mhic Éadaigh (formerly SN An Trianláir; ) SN Fhionnaithe; SN Sheanafearracháín; Coláiste; and Coláiste Muire.

Everyone is invited to join in events taking place over the three-day Whit weekend, starting Friday May 31 in Tourmakeady Hall, with a four-course dinner with wine, followed by dancing to live music. Special guests on the night include Atlantic Rhythm Productions. Tickets for the evening costing €25 each are available now.

On Saturday June 1, there will be a visit to the schools, which will be followed by a visit to see a demonstration on a working hill sheep farm to see border collie sheepdogs herding Connemara Blackface sheep. This will be followed by evening entertainment in Marie Luke’s.

On June 2 at 11.30am Sunday Mass for all school pupils past and present will be celebrated. At 2pm a community open day will take place in Halla Tourmakeady with demonstrations of past traditional activities (such as basket making, carding/weaving, crochet/knitting, patchwork, butter making, woodturning and so on ). Local produce and crafts will be on display and there will be memorabilia, entertainment, a barbecue, and bouncy castle. A great afternoon out for all the family.

More information from [email protected] or tickets from 087 776 1490 or 094 954 4295.

Tuar Mhic Éadaigh Gathering Ireland 2013 is supported by Mayo County Council and Údarás na Gaeltachta.

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