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Details: Day 2, Sunday August 25th
9.30am Durrow: A Full Irish Bulfin Breakfast at The Harps GAA Centre
Heritage Talk: Durrow in County Kilkenny.
11am: Durrow to Kilkenny:
St Canice Commemoration Trail – A Pilgrim Path
Cycle to St Canice’s Cathedral, Kilkenny, via An Béalach Mór Taisteál – (“Up the Hill” transport available)
Lisdowney – Heritage talk.
Freshford – St Lachtain – Heritage talk with Ned Kennedy
A Conker Match – An Exhibition of an Ancient Pastime
Route continues through Threecastles and Talbot’s Inch
2pm: Meeting with our Kilkenny Hosts – The Flying Column (High Nelly Bicycle Club)
Heritage Cycle around Kilkenny -Including:
Tour & Heritage Talk at St Canice’s Cathedral, Kilkenny Castle,
The Black Abbey & The Kilkenny Medieval Mile Heritage Trail.
4pm: Celebration Meal and Music at Home Rule Club Kilkenny
7pm: Vintage Bus to Durrow (including bike transport)
8pm: Bulfin Event 2019 “Final Handshakes”
Music & Craic at Bob’s Museum Bar, Durrow
Day 2 Trail – 33K approx
Details: Day 1, Saturday August 24th
11am: Assembly at Aylward’s Rural Heritage Museum
The Full Irish “Bulfin” Breakfast!
Narration from William Bulfin’s book; “Rambles in Eirinn”
Cycle to Aghaboe Abbey – via Coleman’s Road and Shanahoe.
1pm: Aghaboe Abbey
A Celebration of our Monks Saint’s Feral, Canice and Fintan
Heritage Talk: Monastic Trials and Tribulations
St Canice: Telling the Story of the Two Coffins – Pageant/Folklore.
St. Fergal: Narration from William Bulfin’s book – Rambles in Eirinn & The Austrian connection.
St Fintan: Sample a Monk’s Austerity Meal.
“In Days of Old” An Irish “Pattern” Day.
Rustic Merriment with Music, Song & Dance.
A Monk’s Indulgence – Making Merry with Traditional Mead.
Food and refreshments served.
St Canice Commemorative Trail – A Pilgrim Path
3pm: Clough: The Land League Priest – local history/storytelling.
Narration from William Bulfin’s book – “Rambles in Eirinn”
4pm: Grantstown Lake:
An Authentic Crannóg & The Lost Village.
Heritage Talk: Grantstown Tower House .
Music & light refreshments.
6.30 pm: Bob’s Museum Bar Durrow – BBQ, Music & The Ancient Pastime of Skittles
Day 1 Trail – 35K approx
Overnight in Durrow – Camping facilities at The Harps GAA Centre
(courtesy of Durrow Scouts & Harps GAA Club)
Upgrade to B&B available locally.