Conamara Bog Bank Holiday Weekend

Action packed weekend ahead at Conamara Bog Week

The bank holiday weekend sees another action packed weekend in Letterfrack as Conamara Bog Week continues. Last weekend saw some mighty music in the local pubs and Kylmore Gothic church, with local school children enjoying an exciting schools programme throughout the week.

This weekend has something for everyone with plenty of free activities and events for people to enjoy along side some mighty music. Friday kicks off the weekend with great music in the local pubs including the John Conneely Trio and a trad gig with Anders and the amazing Des Mulkere. Saturday has a packed schedule of free events. Enjoy the Letterfrack poetry trail in a truly unique way as you are led through the trail with some of the poets who wrote the poems, before enjoying some poetry reading in the AV centre with Eva Bourke and Jan Wagner. This year the Ceecc.org are delighted to have an art exhibition in the National park from two emerging local artists – Oilbhe Scannell and Dympna Heanue. The exhibition will be opened at 4pm on Saturday, with drinks and nibbles, and everyone is invited to come along and enjoy their artwork. The whole day is rounded off with great music in the pubs – The Good Hustle and trad with Blackie O Connell & Siobhan Peoples – and the Kylemore Abbey concert featuring the Albiez Trio – Laoise Kelly, Tola Custy and Cormac Brathnach.

Sunday is an active day which kicks off a project entitled Walking Conamara. In this year when are reflecting on 1916 perhaps a good way to honour the memory of those who died would be to learn a little more about our own place. And in this spirit CEECC are organising a number of short walks in different locations such as Clifden, Letterfrack, Omey Island and Renvyle peninsula. All these walks are free. See website for further details. The day closes with great music in the usual venues including Conor Keane, Josephine Marsh and the mighty Sean Tyrell to name a few.

One of the highlights of the weekend will undoubtedly be the Mairtin O Connor & family concert in the Gothic church on the Sunday. There will be tickets available on the door but it is best to book online at our website – www.ceecc.org.

The festival finishes with a lunch time gig on Monday, in Veldons where the tune for the road will be provided by the amazing Paul O Driscoll Trio.

Futher information contact Leo Hallissey on 085 1154629 or email leo.hallissey@gmail.com.

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