From North Kerry To Laois.

Bulfin Heritage Cycle Rally 2018.

For many centuries before its plantation by the English, and its subsequent renaming as Queens County, Laois was under the control of Seven Septs (Local clan families). Following many bloody battles with the Crown forces, the surviving members of the Septs, were transplanted to Co. Kerry, being under sentence of death, should they ever return to Laois. The Septs were established in Kerry, as tenant farmers under their landlord, Patrick Crosbie, and their descendants remain in the Kingdom to this very day.

To mark the 2018 European Year of Cultural Heritage, seven torches,
representing the Seven Laois Septs, will return to Laois, to light up a Ceremonial Laois Sept Vessel, at a special Heritage gathering at the Rock of Dunamase in Laois.

This ceremony will take place on August 25th, which is Day Two of the Bulfin Heritage Cycle Rally 2018. The Bulfin Cycle will merge here, with our Kerry visitors, from Tarbert Historical Society, at approximately 12:45pm. The Historical Society will arrive with “7 Sept Family Torches”.

All of this is followed by a pageant based on O’ More Family History, then the Kerry/Laois Schools – Flags Project, and  Souvenir Parchment: Copy presentation of original “Septs Transplantation” treaty document.

The Seven Septs of Laois
The Seven Septs of Laois

See our Bulfin Heritage Cycle Rally 2018 Brochure HERE!

To purchase a Day Ticket or a Full Event Ticket, please CLICK HERE!

For bookings & further details please contact Legends Vintage Cycle Club:

Matt: 086 0537356
Sean 087 1775651
Mags 086 0570829
Hugh 086 8694691
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