Bulfin Heritage Cycle 2019 - Meandering Monks & Medieval Miles

Meandering Monks & Medieval Miles
& other tales from Ancient Upper Ossory

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

12:30pm Visit De Vesci Estate, Abbeyleix (By kind permission)
Heritage Talk: ‘The Abbey of Abbeyleix’, at the Monk’s Bridge

2pm: Cremogue Church of St. Fintan
Heritage Talk and Sample a Monk’s Austerity Meal

St. Fintan’s Well
An Irish Country Picnic
Sample a Monk’s Indulgence
Making Merry with Traditional Mead 

4pm: Aghaboe Abbey – A Celebration of our Monks – Saint’s Fergal and 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 & Refreshments served
St Canice Commemoration Trail – A Pilgrim Path

6pm: Clough
The Land League Priest – local history/storytelling Narration from William Bulfin’s book – “Rambles in Eirinn” Light Refreshments served 

8pm: Bob’s Museum Bar Durrow
BBQ, Music & The Ancient Pastime of Skittles

Overnight in Durrow – Camping facilities at The Harps GAA Centre Option to upgrade to local B&B Day 1 Trail – 38K approx
Option to upgrade to local B&B

Love our Heritage event
but cannot cycle?
Join us on our Heritage 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.

Details: Day 2: Sunday August 25th

9:30am: Durrow
A Full Irish Bulfin Breakfast at The Harps GAA Centre
10.30am: Assembly, followed by a Heritage Talk: ‘Durrow in County Kilkenny’

11am: Durrow to Kilkenny
St. Canice’s 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 , and Light Refreshments
A Conker Match: An Exhibition of an Ancient Pastime

2pm: Granges Road, Kilkenny
Meeting with our Kilkenny Hosts, The First Battalion Kilkenny (High Nelly Bicycle Club) Heritage Cycle around Kilkenny – Including:
Tour & Heritage Talk at St Canice’s Cathedral
Kilkenny Castle & The Kilkenny Medieval Mile Heritage Museum

5pm: Celebration Meal
Food & Music at Home Rule Club Kilkenny

8pm: Homeward Bound
An extract from William Bullion’s Book, Rambles In Eirinn
Bus to Durrow (including bike transport)

9pm: Bulfin Event 2019 “Final Handshakes”
Music & Craic at Bob’s Museum Bar, Durrow as the Bulfin Heritage Cycle Rally 2019, concludes with our event’s Final Handshakes!

Day 2 Trail – 32K approx

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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