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2013 National Heritage Week in Carlingford & around The Cooley Peninsula

August

National Heritage Week in Carlingford & around The Cooley Peninsula

What's on during National Heritage Week (17th-25th August).

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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 it’s importance to public policy and everyday life.

More information on Carlingford & Cooley Peninsula Heritage Week Events closer to date


Carlingford


Jack Harrison is a teacher, singer and folklorist

Yoga Mythology Workshop with Jack Harrison & Special Guests
Celebrate Heritage Week at The Apothecary, Chapel Hill, Carlingford
Friday August 16th 2013, 7-10pm

The Love song of Aengus Og

The Story of Aengus Og
Breathing and Centering
Short, Gentle Flowing Asana Practice using the Principles of Alignment
Restorative Asana practice with Live Music
Break of 10 minutes
Music and Chanting (Kirtan)

Aengus Og, the Irish god of Music, Love and Poetry, was celebrated in WB Yeat’s poem, The song of Wandering Aengus. Join us for Heritage Week as this workshop is inspired by the journey of Aengus from his birth at Newgrange-son of the goddess of the Boyne river-to the magical woods of the West of Ireland. With yoga poses mixed with breathwork, music and stories from our Ancient Heritage this promises to be a beautiful workshop.

Jack Harrison is a teacher, singer and folklorist who has been practicing yoga for over 30 years. He is a highly experienced yoga teacher and blends yoga, music and mythology in his workshops.

Price €40 for yoga workshop including kirtan; €10 for Kirtan only

Learn more about Jack Harrison on his website Here

Please contact The Apothecary 042-9373793 to book your place, find us on Facebook!


The Carlingford Heritage Centre Events


Ringing of the Heritage Bell
Sunday 18th of August 12.00pm
Meeting at the Carlingford Heritage Centre 12.00pm

Ringing in Heritage Week 2013 with an introduction to the Carlingford Heritage Centre’s Heritage Week 2013 calendar of events.
Visit the Carlingford Heritage Centre's website Here


The Carlingford Heritage Centre


Carlingford Heritage Centre Summer Concert Series
Sunday 18th of August 16.00pm

Summer ConcertsZoë Conway and John Mc Intyre featuring special guest Bill Whelan!

Bill Whelan, 
World renowned composer; Riverdance, Timedance, Seville Suite

Zoë and John are a folk duo from Ireland.  They tour all over the world playing an exciting blend of eclectic fiddle and guitar music, bringing to the stage sympathetic arrangements of traditional Irish music, compositions and songs, old and new.

For more information about the concerts click Here


The Carlingford Heritage Centre


D'Arcy MageeThomas D’Arcy McGee Summer School
Monday 19th & Tuesday 20th 9.00am – 19.30pm Wednesday 21st 9.00am - 13.00pm August

The second annual "Thomas D'Arcy McGee International Summer School" with guest speaker Prof. David Wilson, Thomas D'Arcy McGee's Biographer.

The International Summer School is being organised by Carlingford Lough Heritage Trust, Omeath District Development and Dundalk Institute of Technology.

The theme for this year's Summer School is - "D’Arcy McGee Orangism and Fenianism" will be presented in words, images and music, and the relevance of these stories to modern Irish politics will be discussed.

Those attending the summer school will have the opportunity to explore the local landscape, especially those sites associated with the Young Irelanders.

For more information visit the Carlingford Heritage Centre's dedicated web page Here Tel: 042 9373454


The Carlingford Heritage Centre


Historical Talk by Paul Gosling - "The Route Of The Tain In Cooley"
Friday 23rd of August 19.30 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 Cooley Peninsula revealing the places and place names surviving in our landscape 

Contact the Carlingford Heritage Centre at +353 (0) 42 9373888/454 or by Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


The Carlingford Heritage Centre


Civil Rights BannerThe Sixth McCluskey Civil Rights Summer School 
Saturday 24th August 9.00am - 18.30pm 

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 equality in society, and how they are to be removed.

For more information visit the Carlingford Heritage Centre's dedicated web page Here Tel: 042 9373454


The Carlingford Heritage Centre


Carlingford Heritage Centre Summer Concert Series
Sunday 25th of August 16.00pm

Summer ConcertsZoë Conway and John Mc Intyre featuring Donal Lunny

Donal Lunny,
Irish music heavyweight; Band, Planxty, Moving Hearts

Zoë and John are a folk duo from Ireland.  They tour all over the world playing an exciting blend of eclectic fiddle and guitar music, bringing to the stage sympathetic arrangements of traditional Irish music, compositions and songs, old and new.

For more information about the concerts click Here


Cooley Kickhams GAA Sports Complex, Monksland.


Cooley Rock Camp

Mourne, Cooley & Gullion Geotourism - Cooley Rock Camp
Monday 19th to Friday 23rd August .30am to 1.30pm
Cooley Kickhams GAA Sports Complex, Monksland.

Children aged 7 to 13 are invited to attend a Rock Camp in the Cooley Kickhams Club to have fun and learn about their local Geology, History and Archaeology of the surrounding area.

 

 

 

Admission to the Rock Camp is Free!

Spaces are limited to 30 so booking is essential.

View Flyer Here

To register please call 028 3025 6650 or online at www.mournecooleygullion.com 


In and around Carlingford - Saturday 24th of August


11.00 am; Barnavave Heritage Hill Walk

Meeting Point: The Tourist Office in Carlingford. 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.

Pre-Book by calling: 087 7635078. Bottled water /light snack recommended.
Adults €15 Children €7.50 Time 3-4 hours Distance 8km.


2.00 pm; Guided Walk of Medieval Carlingford

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. €6.00 per person.


9.00 pm; Medieval Carlingford by Knight!

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.  

Meeting Point: The Tourist Office in Carlingford. Booking recommended.


In and around Carlingford - Sunday 25th of August


IRISH WALLED TOWNS DAY
12.00 noon to 18.00 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!


12.00 noon; Guided Walk of Medieval Carlingford

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. €6.00 per person. 


1.00 pm - 4.00 pm; Falconry Demonstration at the Village Green

2.00pm - 4.00pm; Coin Striking at “The Mint” on Tholsel Street. Carlingford was granted a charter to mint coinage during the medieval period. Watch the Monier strike your very own Carlingford Coin only available during National Heritage Week.

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Carlingford Accommodation

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