Guided Walk – Exploring the Sacred Sites of Faughart with Pat O’Rourke

Local historian and longtime friend of the Festival, Pat O’Rourke, guides us around the sacred sites of Faughart, from St.Brigid’s Shrine and the Healing Stones, to the ancient Hill of Faughart, Brigid’s Well and old Faughart Graveyard. From the Hill of Faughart one can look across to Dundalk Bay, forward to the Cooley Mountains and back to the famous Gap of the North and the mighty form of Slieve Gullion. All these locations are steeped in myth and folklore, playing a major role in the epic story of the Táin Bo Cúlaigne and in the military history of Ireland down through the ages, as the armies of local chieftains and foreign invaders made their way from south to…

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Be The Change Workshop with Claire Oakes and Maria Burke
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Be The Change Workshop with Claire Oakes and Maria Burke

‘Be The change’ Workshop with Claire Oakes & Maria Burke. Would you like to be part of a growing movement of informed, aware, optimistic people with a commitment to real transformation and the creation of a better world for all?Be the Change is a unique workshop that is part of a global initiative working to create a just and sustainable world.It uses powerful multi-media presentations and dynamic interaction to explore and connect the big social, environmental and personal issues of our time. It also explores the problems and opportunities present within these issues.The workshop is designed to: Wake each of us up to what is happening in the world.See the connection between the daily choices we make and the kind of world we and…

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