AUGUST 24th & 25th 2019

Details: Day 1: Saturday August 24th 2019

Meandering Monks & Medieval Miles

& other tales from Ancient Upper Ossory

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 Fergal, Canice & Fintan

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.

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 Commemoration Trail – A Pilgrim Path

3pm:Clough: The Land League Priest – local history/storytelling.

Narration from William Bulfin’s book – “Rambles in Eirinn”

4.30pm: Grantstown Lake: An Authentic Crannóg & The Lost Village

Grantstown Tower House – Heritage Talk & Walk.

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

Option to upgrade to local B&B

Buy Day One or Full Event Tickets here!

Details: Day 2: Sunday August 25th

Durrow: 9.30am: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 – 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

Day 2 Trail – 33K approx

7pm:Vintage Bus to Durrow (including bike transport)

8pm: Bulfin Event 2019 “Final Handshakes” Music & Craic at Bob’s Museum Bar, Durrow