Comeraghs Wild Festival

Comeraghs Wild Festival July 14 to 16 about to get underway

 

THE countdown is now underway to this weekend’s long-awaited Comeraghs Wild Festival with a few minor, last minute additions to the programme – plus a few reminders for festival-goers.

Tickets remain on sale and will be on sale for €10 each on the night for Feile at the Falls, the opening night of live music and poetry at Mahon Falls.

Free events include storytelling at the Coach House, Kilmacthomas, on Saturday night, July 15. Please note the change of venue. It starts form 7pm and features Ireland’s greatest living storyteller, Eddie Lenihan.

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Eddie Lenihan, storyteller, one of the key attractions at this weekend’s Comeraghs Wild Festival.

There’s also a seaweed foraging expedition with expert Bruce MacDonald which includes a rare culinary experience. On their return to the visitor centre, participants will enjoy a tasty lunch comprised of an assortment of locally produced, seaweed based foods.

A Mad Hatter themed pottery workshop has been added to the line-up for Kilmacthomas on Saturday, as part of their family fun day.

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. At the launch of details of this year’s Comeraghs Wild Festival which runs from July 14 to 16 and includes a night of live music and poetry reading featuring broadcaster, Olivia O’Leary, were Ultan McCusker (12), Shane Power (11), Lauren Kavanagh (9) and Brian Veale (10) as well as Lilly-Anne Fahey (8) and Nicole Walsh (7). For more, log on to www.ComeraghsWild.com. Picture: Patrick Browne

Festival Committee spokesperson, Bernadette Drohan, reminds patrons that a large gathering is expected for the Gina and the Champions concert with Dale Haze on Sunday night. “We would like to advise patrons that this is an outdoor event and that a limited amount of seating is available.

“This seating will be reserved for concert-goers most in need of a seat. Lots of the large chains have foldable, light seating on sale at the moment and the public is free to bring these along too. We would like to also advise and remind the public that this is an alcohol free, family event.”

A community event in Portlaw which culminates in a disco with WLRFM DJ John O’Shea and so much more on Saturday evening will be another crowd-puller. Also new this year is the Comeragh Wilderness Camp and Family Fun Events at Boolacloghagh, Rathgormack from 2pm to 4pm on Saturday. It includes food over the fire, archery, woodland crafts, a craft sale and more.

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The magestic Comeragh Mountains which will be a hive of activity for this year’s Comeraghs Wild Festival July 14 to 16. For more check out www.comeraghswild.com
Photo Credit: Muddybootsguidedwalks.com

A shuttle bus will run from the hiking centre for those who want to take part in the Lough Moghra Guided Walk. The meet-up time is now 5pm at the Hiking Centre, Rathgormack.  Those who fancy a hike on Sunday and are over 18 are encouraged to book their place now on a walk to Coumshingaun with Mario.

Places still remain for talks and walks at Curraghmore as the 300th anniversary of the marriage of Katherine De La Poer and Marcus Beresford is celebrated, also on Sunday. Tickets are available through Lismore Heritage Centre.

Local acoustic harmony trad group, Dunáill, headline a not-to-be- missed intimate concert accompanied by Tramore acoustic Americana band, Still House Down, delicious breads and foccacias supplied by Seagull Bakery will be available at the Copper Coast Geopark on Sunday evening from 7pm. Tickets are just €10.

For more on the wild adventures that await you, log on to www.ComeraghsWild.com

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