We are delighted to be hosting the Táin Bó Fliodhaise Festival at the National Park Visitor Centre in Ballycroy this June. The Táin Bó Fliodhaise, Mayo’s very own cattle raid, is an exciting and adventurous Celtic saga from the 1st century, set predominantly in the Erris Region of northwest Mayo.
The festival will take place over the evening of Friday June 7th and on Saturday June 8th. It includes a number of different events and activities including a display of medieval Irish and Scottish arms and armour, a music session, and artworks by school children from Gleann na Muaidhe, Ros Dumhach and Ceathrú Thaidhg National Schools depicting landscapes, sites and scenes associated with the story.
The theme of this year’s festival is Cattle in Ancient and Modern Ireland, and the series of talks and presentations on Saturday morning will provide an interesting insight into this important aspect of our cultural heritage. Attendees will also be treated to a fieldtrip on Saturday afternoon, with stops at some of the important sites along the ancient Táin Bó Fliodhaise route.