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President Higgins lights up Bealtaine at Hill of Uisneach

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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.

Funding announced for Uisneach festival - Burke

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A total of €3,500 in funding has been allocated to the Uisneach Bealtaine festival in Westmeath as part of the 2017 Regional Festivals & Participative Events Programme.

Burke calls for Hill of Uisneach to be protected and promoted

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Fine Gael Deputy, Peter Burke, has called for the Hill of Uisneach to be promoted and protected.

Capturing the energy of Uisneach

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Tuar Ard Arts Centre is pleased to welcome Uisneach - an exhibition by local artist Sheila Martin.

Funding for Westmeath heritage projects

The Heritage Council has announced funding for a number of heritage projects in County Westmeath under its 2015 community-based Heritage Grants Scheme.

Uisneach Festival gets the go ahead

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

Fire parade, music, and visual arts at Uisneach

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.

Uisneach still on tentative World Heritage list

 

Hill of Uisneach bids to become Royal Heritage Site

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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.

Impressarios to give guided tour of “sacred” Uisneach

Two locals will do their bit for Heritage Week by leading a guided tour of the historic Hill of Uisneach this weekend.

 

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