Uisneach Bealtaine Fire Celebration
The Uisneach Fire Festival's unique ceremonial fire parade at dusk will be the centerpiece of the day-long celebration which will also feature artisan foods and crafts, holistic healing, a heritage talks tent, re-enactments and guided heritage walks.
The experience of fire is quite a feast for the senses; there's something hypnotic and beguiling about watching golden flames leap high into a night sky, fanning your face with melting warmth, while the hiss, pop, and roar as they consume their fuel fills your ears and clouds of fragrant wood smoke drift around you.
Add to this the primeval beat of drums, the chant of voices, the whirling of dancers in strange fantastical costumes, the anticipation of an expectant crowd, the brooding cloak of darkness lurking on the periphery, combined with the press of our mysterious past, and one begins to get a sense of what Bealtaine may have felt like to our ancestors.
This year will be a fully ticketed event with adults at €40, children (15 and under) €10, Families; 2 Adults (16yrs+) and 2 children (15 & under) €90