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'Samhain and Macnas suit each other'

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The word “energy” peppers Noeline Kavanagh’s conversation as she talks about her time with Macnas and looks forward to this weekend’s Halloween parade, Out Of The Wild Sky. Kavanagh herself is a human dynamo; though sitting at her office desk she is still a constant whirr of motioning arms, expressive gestures, and infectious enthusiasm.

Winter is coming

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Winter is coming to London and Dublin this September and October as Landmark Productions and Galway International Arts Festival hit the road with their co-production Woyzeck in Winter, which wowed audiences at this year’s Galway International Arts Festival.

Free events for over 50s with the Bealtaine Festival

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The Bealtaine Festival takes place across the country during the month of May.

Ballina fright fest

Ballina is getting ready to host the biggest fright fest in the west with the Samhain Abhainn seven-day celebration of all things Halloween kicking off on Saturday.

Biggest fright fest in the west for Ballina this Samhain Abhainn

Frightening the living daylights out of everyone who visits Ballina, Samhain Abhainn 2014, the biggest fright fest in the west, will take place from October 25 to November 1.

Upcoming Gathering events in Mayo

The Gathering Ireland has announced the details of hundreds of special festivals and events that will take place over the final quarter of the year. The events, spanning sports, music, theatre, business and community are expected to welcome thousands of additional overseas visitors to Ireland in the next three months.

Starting the twelve-month pilgrimage

There are historical reasons why we celebrate New Year on the first day of January. And when I say ‘we’, I am reminded that other cultures celebrate their New Year at different times, but, if for no other than commercial reasons, the Western way of marking the New Year on January 1 has been adopted around the world.

Samhain Abhainn — Ballina’s Halloween Festival

Ballina in Co Mayo is to host its inaugural Samhain Abhainn festival, a three-day event to mark Halloween later this month.

Wild and Wonderful

Since it’s Hallowe’en this evening you’re probably braced for the patter of tiny feet beneath a panoply of fearsome costumes and the piping of tiny voices shrilly demanding “trick or treat, trick or treat”. While trick or treating is a relatively recent tradition that in its current form has come across the Atlantic, there are many other customs relating to Hallowe’en – or All Hallows Eve – that have fallen out of favour over the years.


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