The Irish Festival of Lughnasa


The first weekend in August marks Ireland’s changing-of-the-season festival of Lughnasa. You may recognize the name from the title of the Meryl Streep film “Dancing at Lughnasa” based on the play by Brian Friel.

Felicity Hayes-McCoy delves into the festival’s tradition in Corca Dhuibhne, Ireland’s Dingle Peninsula.

Read The Festival Of Lughnasa >>

Felicity also recommends Máire MacNeill book The Festival of Lughnasa.

And a bit more from Bridget Haggerty from Irish Culture and Customs:

Read Lughnasa: Celebrating the Harvest >>

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  1. Hello Corey, I took your advice and read Felicity Hayes-McCoy article on her blogspot. She use to live near me some years ago, small world.
    Hope I can visit Ireland next year in time for the The weekend of The Festival Of Lughnasa. Thanks.

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    • Small world. Felicity always has great bits to add.

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