Bulfin Heritage Cycle 2019.

Meandering Monks & Medieval Miles.


Bulfin Heritage Cycle 2019 - Meandering Monks & Medieval Miles


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
1pm Cremogue Church of St Fintan –
Heritage Talk and An Irish Country Picnic.
St Fintans Well
Sample a Monk’s Austerity Meal ???
Sample a Monk’s Indulgence
Making Merry with Traditional Mead.
 
3pm: Aghaboe Abbey –
A Celebration of our Monks –Saint‘s Fergal/Canice
Monastic Trials and Tribulations – Heritage Talk
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.
“In Days of Old” An Irish “Pattern” Day.
Rustic Merriment with Music, Song & Dance.
Food and refreshments served.
 
St Canice Commemoration Trail 
A Pilgrim Path
 
5pm: Clough: The Land League Priest – local
history/storytelling. Narration from William
Bulfin’s book – “Rambles in Eirinn”
Light refreshments served
 
7. 30 pm: Bob’s Museum Bar Durrow
BBQ, Music & The Ancient Pastime of Skittles
 
Day 1 Trail – 38 K approx
Overnight in Durrow –
Camping facilities at The Harps GAA Centre
(courtesy of Durrow Scouts & Harps GAA Club)
Upgrade to B&B available locally.

Details: Day 2, Sunday August 25th

9.30am Durrow: A Full Irish Bulfin Breakfast at The Harps GAA Centre
10.30am: Assembly
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
Threecastles – Light Refreshments
 
2pm: Talbot’s Inch: 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
 
7:30pm: Vintage Bus to Durrow (including bike transport)
 
8:30pm: Bulfin Event 2019 “Final Handshakes”
Music & Craic at Bob’s Museum Bar, Durrow
 
Day 2 Trail – 33K approx

Love our Heritage event
but cannot cycle?
Join us on our Vintage Bus!

We know that it does not suit everyone to get up on a bike, and cycle 30km in a day, but that is no reason to miss out on this year’s Bulfin Heritage Cycle.

After all, the cycling is only part of the fun! This year our event will see us visit such historic places as Aghaboe Abbey, Grantstown Lake, The Black Abbey, St. Canice’s Cathedral, and the Medieval Mile in Kilkenny, to mention but a fraction. We’ll be regaled with historical tales, heritage talks and recitals; and entertained with music, songs and pageants!

So this year we’ve decided to hire a bus, to join us on the route, for anyone who wishes to join us, and would prefer not to have to cycle!

Normal ticket fees apply, and if you are interested in availing of a place on our bus, please get in touch, using our Contact Page, or phone Hugh on 087 962 6350.

Weekend Tickets

Bulfin Heritage Cycle Rally 2019

130Plus Booking Fee
  • Vintage Bikes
  • History & Heritage
  • Great Craic

Day Tickets

Saturday 24th August
Booking Fee Includes the following:All meals as advertised, Pageant participation,Heritage Site visits,Tents and camping facilities provided, in Durrow, Co. Laois
Sunday 25th August
Booking Fee Includes the following: All meals as advertised, Pageant participation,Heritage Site visits,Bus & bike transfer - Kilkenny to Durrow and full back-up services

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