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More than 2,000 people were in attendance as Uachtarán na hÉireann, Michael D Higgins, ignited the fire on the famed Hill of Uisneach to mark Ireland’s oldest recorded Bealtaine festival, last Saturday, May 6.
Fine Gael Deputy, Peter Burke, has called for the Hill of Uisneach to be promoted and protected.
The word superb is used very loosely to describe property. However, in this instance it does not adequately describe this fantastic family home.
The Heritage Council has announced funding for a number of heritage projects in County Westmeath under its 2015 community-based Heritage Grants Scheme.
Organisers have confirmed that Uisneach Fire Festival will go ahead this Saturday May 9 from 2pm-11.30pm.
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.
The Hill of Uisneach in Loughnavalley is already deemed to be the mythological and sacred centre of Ireland, and now it’s in the running to become a United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) world heritage site.
To the disappointment of its many fans, the popular Festival of the Fires has been cancelled for this year to allow the site at the Hill of Uisneach to recover.
It’s 1,400 years since Bealtaine was last celebrated on the Hill of Uisneach, but this weekend hundreds of people are expected to make the trip to the historic Westmeath site for a very special event on Saturday.