Éigse na Brídeoige
04 February 2011 - 06 February 2011
The bilingual festival Éigse na Brideóige, will be celebrated for the nineteenth year in Iveragh, Co Kerry (Waterville, Ballinskelligs, Dromod). The Éigse, which focuses annually on a different aspect of the culture and history of Iveragh, is held each year around St Brigid’s Day, a significant feastday in the Celtic calendar, marking the beginning of spring. This year it will celebrate Ireland’s origin myth, the landing of the Milesians, the first Gaels in Ireland, in Ballinskelligs Bay. Over the weekend, visit the archaeological sites associated with the landing of Amergin and explore the myth and the links, which still exist, between Kerry and Galicia from where Amergin embarked on his journey of discovery. Speakers will include visitors from The Amergin Institute of Irish Studies, in the University of A Coruña in Galicia, Spain. A highlight of the festival will be Ceolchoirm na h Éigse with Nóirín Ní Riain, Galician pipers Marco Velez and Isaac Zubin as well as the talented South Kerry Group, Barr na Sraide.
Telephone:+353 (0)87 293 1463
Address: Iveragh, Co Kerry, Republic of Ireland