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.
Felicity also recommends Máire MacNeill book The Festival of Lughnasa.
And a bit more from Bridget Haggerty from Irish Culture and Customs: