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Hidden Forkhill - Through History, Poetry and Song - Lúnasa Festival 2021

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Forkhill

BT35 9SQ

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Immerse yourself in this beautiful historic walk followed by traditional poetry, song and delicious award winning local food.

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Come along to the Ring of Gullion Lúnasa Festival 2021 and immerse yourself in the rich landscape, culture and heritage of this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). This festival is part of the Mourne-Gullion-Strangford Aspiring UNESCO Global Geopark of events and is funded by Newry, Mourne and Down District Council. To find a full list of events visit www.ringofgullion.org.

Join Venora, your tour guide and storyteller, on a gentle 2 hour circular walk to explore the fascinating plantation village of Forkhill; highlighting its history during the 18th-21st century. You will visit the Peace Park, The Plantain and Urney graveyard the resting place of local poet and rapparee, Peadar O'Doirnin where on Saturday the local traditional and folk singer Colleen Savage will perform at O'Doirnin's graveside and on Sunday's walk, Miceál Quinn another local and talented Seanos singer son of the late Mick Ned Quinn RIP . You will be treated to tales of Poets and Folklore while walking through breath taking scenery and along hidden trails.

Afterwards, relax with Ann Marie in her village pub tasting vegetarian soup, bread and chutney and enjoy an evening of traditional music and song led by Ring of Gullion Comhaltas accompanied by Colleen Savage on the Saturday event and Miceál Quinn on Sunday.

This sensory experience will immerse the visitor in the history, poetry, food and music of Forkhill. It will enhance your historical perspective of South Armagh, and enable you to enjoy the stunning scenery of the Ring of Gullion, traditional music and award winning food. The walk includes a visit to the little known Urney graveyard, burial place of Poet and historian Peadar O’Doirnin. This circular walk is on a mix of road, grass, and country tracks, with relatively gentle inclines. We meet and finish at the Welcome Inn pub, Forkhill, where for almost 50 years now The Ring of Gullion Comhaltas have nurtured the music, song and storytelling of South Armagh.

Rainproof gear and stout walking shoes are strongly recommended. Suitable for children over 6 years accompanied by a parent. Please inform your guide of any relevant medical conditions.

 Accommodation is available at extra cost. Contact – Airbnb-the welcome in.


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Welcome Inn

35 Main Street

Forkhill

BT35 9SQ

United Kingdom

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Organiser Venora O'Brien and Ann Marie Mulholland

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