Ravensdale festival

RAVENSDALE is set to mark Heritage Week 2011 by celebrating with a Lughnasadh Festival which is running on August 26 and 27.

RAVENSDALE is set to mark Heritage Week 2011 by celebrating with a Lughnasadh Festival which is running on August 26 and 27.

The festival kicks off in Ravensdale Community Hall on Friday, August 26 at 7.30pm when Ravensdale resident Dolores Whelan will give a talk about the Festival of Lughnasadh and its relevance in 2011.

Dolores is an educator and the author of ‘Ever Ancient, Ever New, Celtic Spirituality in the 21st Century’. At 8.45pm John Noonan and friends will read excerpts from ‘Dancing at Lughnasadh’ by Brian Friel.

This will be followed by Elemental Dance with Ann Cleary at 9.30pm, which will give the opportunity to move and flow with the rythmns of the music. Cost/Donation: e5 - e10.

On Saturday, August 27, there will be a country market at Ravensdale Community Hall from 11am to noon with lots of locally produced food and crafts.

There will also be a walk in the Celtic Year Garden at 2pm, gardening events for children from 1.30pm to 4pm, and art and meditation with Mary McCabe from 2.30pm to 4pm. Donation to cover cost of materials is e5.

There will be a circle dance with Stephanie O’Hanlon from 4pm to 5pm. There are also fun events scheduled for the evening. For more information telephone 042-9371901 or email eolas@doloreswhelan.ie.