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August 2014

THE IRISH DANCE FESTIVAL 2014

August 17 - 24

ATTENTION VISITORS OF CARLINGFORD……Have We Got A Special Treat in Store For You!!! From the 17th -24th of August 2014 we are privileged to host THE IRISH DANCE FESTIVAL 2014. Ireland is lucky to hold ‘The Irish Dance Festival’ on home soil this summer and we are even luckier to celebrate it here in Carlingford. We will witness all aspects of Irish dance, Set dancing, Sean nÓs, Ceili dancing & more. This week welcomes spectators, beginners and accomplished dancers alike…

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Carlingford Heritage Week 2014

August 23 - 31

Heritage Week each year is promoted by the Heritage Council which seeks to protect and enhance the richness, quality and diversity of our national heritage for everyone. Working with their partners, particularly at a local level the Heritage Council’s main aim is to increase awareness of Irelands national heritage and to highlight its importance to public policy and everyday life. Visit Carlingford | Richard on Google+

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Historical Talk by Paul Gosling – “The Route Of The Tain In Cooley”

August 23 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

“First, you must believe that there was a route, that the Táin Bó Cúailnge did take place two thousand years ago. Then you must accept that the route has been lost. All that survives is a series of half-forgotten placenames. Think of them as a set of uprooted signposts. March in the hope of fixing them once again in their proper places.” (Paul Gosling). Paul invites us to follow in the footsteps of the epic “Táin Bó Cúailnge” through the…

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Barnavave Heritage Hill Walk

August 24

Meeting Point: The Tourist Office in Carlingford. Starting 11am An experienced Archaeologist guide from Setanta Tours will lead this looped mountain walk the discussing the archaeology and mythology of Carlingford and the Cooley Peninsula as you enjoy a pleasant walk with breathtaking views. Bottled water /light snack recommended. Adults €15 Children €7.50 Time 3-4 hours Distance 8km. Visit Carlingford | Richard on Google+

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A Medieval Walk of Carlingford

August 24

This interesting tour of the medieval town of Carlingford providing information on the towns origin, its position within national history and offers an insight into daily life during the medieval period of Twelfth & Thirteenth Centuries and onwards. Meeting point: The Tourist Office, Carlingford. Starting 2pm. €6.00 per person. Visit Carlingford | Richard on Google+

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Medieval Carlingford by Knight!

August 24

Take a ghostly tour around the medieval town of Carlingford and meet with the characters of the period who will give an insight into night time during the medieval period. Starting 9pm. Meeting Point: The Tourist Office in Carlingford. Booking recommended. Visit Carlingford | Richard on Google+

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The Peninsula Ploughing & Field Day

August 24

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The Sixth McCluskey Civil Rights Summer School 2014

August 24 @ 9:00 am - 6:30 pm

The theme of the Summer School this year will be: “WOMEN’S RIGHTS – WHAT STILL NEEDS DOING?” After a century or more of the women’s movement, a great deal has been achieved. However, in the second decade of the 21st century, women are still far from fully equal in society. This year, the Summer School has invited a number of prominent women’s activists from North and South, and other prominent public figures to discuss the remaining obstacles to full gender…

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Guided Walk of Medieval Carlingford

August 25

This interesting tour of the medieval town of Carlingford providing information on the towns origin, its position within national history and offers an insight into daily life during the medieval period of Twelfth & Thirteenth Centuries and onwards. Starting at 12 Noon. Meeting point: The Tourist Office, Carlingford. €6.00 per person. Visit Carlingford | Richard on Google+

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IRISH WALLED TOWNS DAY 2014

August 25 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

CARLINGFORD COMES ALIVE WITH COLOUR AND ATMOSPHERE TO CELEBRATE IRISH WALLED TOWNS DAY. Meet characters from medieval period wandering around the cobblestoned streets of the Medieval Town! Live entertainment includes Fire Eaters, Stilt Walkers and fun street performances. Don’t miss the “Louth, Land of Legends” Children’s Play Area! Visit Carlingford | Richard on Google+

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