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Féile Lughnasa

 

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What is Féile Lughnasa? 

Lughnasa is a harvest festival, which dates back over two thousand years to the Celtic period in Ireland. On the last Sunday of July, people climb the most important mountain tops in Ireland, Croagh Patrick and Mount Brandon, to attend ceremonies.

In Cloghane and Brandon, Lughnasa is celebrated on the last Sunday of July known as ‘Domhnach Crom Dubh’ or ‘Crom Dubh Sunday’. This festival was later adapted by the Early Christians and it became associated with St. Brendan.

Ní fada uainn Lúnasa gur féile an fhómhair í a théann siar thar dhá mhíle bliain go dtí tréimhse na gCeilteach in Éirinn, agus ceiliúrann muintir an Chlocháin agus an Leith Triúigh an fhéile thábhachtach go dtí ár linn féin. Ar an Domhnach deireanach d’Iúil, ceiliúrann pobail ar leith ar fud na tíre an fhéile le dreapadh go barr sléibhe mar oilithreacht, ina measc, Cruach Phádraig Mhaigh Eo agus ár gCnoc Bréanainn fhéin.
Domhnach Crom Dubh a thugtar ar an nDomhnach seo. Féile réamhChríostachta ab ea é i dtús báire, ach chuir na luathChríostaithe an fhéile in oiriúint dá gcreideamh, agus luadar Naomh Breandán/Bréanainn léi sa dúthaigh seo. Leanann go leor scéalta an fhéile thábhachtach seo, ina measc scéal Crom Dubh – finscéal áitiúil atá lán de dhrámaíocht.

What’s involved in Feile Lughnasa?

There are a variety of activities that allows the whole community, friends and family to get involved. It is a social highlight of the season.  

  • Creative writing
  • art
  • sandcastle competition
  • Storytelling
  • Fancy Dress/ Teddy bear competitions
  • Races
  • Music sessions
  • Quizes
  • A Parade.
  • Many many more

How can you support the festival?

Due to the current Covid 19 crisis, Féile Lughnasa have not approached local businesses for sponsorship and there is currently no funding available for festivals. We are asking people to show their support for the festival by

1.Making a donation to the festival via the donate button




2.Or join the Club 500 for €12.50 a month   https://www.cflt.ie/club500/how-to-become-a-member/

Go raibh maith agat. Your support is greatly appreciated!