Details: he OCarolan Harp and Traditional Music Festival is held in Keadue, County Roscommon every August Bank Holiday. The Festival was started in Keadue in 1978, to commemorate the famous Harper Turlough OCarolan who lived in the area and is buried beside Keadue. Keadue is a small village of 200 people located on the shores of Lough Meelagh at the foot of the Arigna Mountains. The Festival includes Concerts, Ceili, Tuition on the Harp, Set Dancing, Harp Recitals and a Harp Competition
Details: The Castlerea Rose Festival is one of the most successful and entertaining family festivals in the West of Ireland. The nine-day festival is packed with over 30 events including a Grand Opening Parade, Live Street Music, Family Fun Day, Historical Walks, Photo exhibitions and of course the Crowning of the Rose of Castlerea.
Details: The OCarolan Harp and Traditional Music Festival is held in Keadue, County Roscommon every August Bank Holiday. The Festival was started in Keadue in 1978, to commemorate the famous Harper Turlough OCarolan who lived in the area and is buried beside Keadue. The Festival includes Concerts, Ceili, Tuition on the Harp, Set Dancing, Harp Recitals and a Harp Competition.
Facebook: O’ Carolan Harp Festival
You can view further details on these events and others through the Councils Event Calendar here. 07 2019
It’s week 4 of our 25th Anniversary Event in Fingal Libraries.
Hot off the press is week 4 of our unique, commemorative blog series, celebrating Fingal County Council’s 25th Anniversary. The blog can be found here: http://www.fingal.ie/blog/?p=3377.
In today’s instalment, Laura Flanagan, Fingal Libraries staff, offers insight into the public library movement of early 1900s Ireland. This was an exciting era for public libraries, which flourished throughout the country especially in rural areas such as Fingal county. Curious as to how this all came about? Then check out the subheadings: Public Libraries (Ireland) Act, 1902, and Mr. Andrew Carnegie.
Ever wondered what your local Fingal library got up to in the first two decades of the 1900s? Well, if intrigue is your thing, or you enjoy a chuckle, then look under the subheadings: A Library by any other Name, Newspaper Roomsand Libraries for the People – Literature for Minds and Morals.
Would, perhaps, the ‘Top 100’ books at the turn of the 20th century rouse your interest? Then click on the image at the top of the article to view what was thought the definite list in which to entertain and educate people of 1900s Ireland. You’ll be sure to find some compelling entries!
25th Anniversary celebrations continue here in all 10 branches of Fingal Libraries. We are hosting a myriad of events for you to enjoy: Competitions for ALL the family with PRIZES for all, FREE Fun Projects & Workshops in branches, as well as a unique, once-off Blog series tracing the Public Libraries movement in Ireland, including some rather intriguing and humorous anecdotes from your local Fingal branches.
We are now on to week 3 of our commemorative blog series: http://www.fingal.ie/blog/?p=3332 which traces the development of the public library movement in 1800s Ireland. There are some intriguing insights within...
We hope you enjoy our blog series and we also invite you to enter in our competition and join in our fun projects!! Just call or ask at the desk of your local branch for details.