Be A Part Of History!
Are you a cyclist? Part of a cycling club or group? Are you looking for a cycling challenge this summer?
If so, then the Bulfin Heritage Cycle has one for you!
We are looking for a group of cyclists, to take part in this year’s Rally, and have the honour of returning the Seven Septs of Laois, to their ancient homestead.
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.
And this is where your challenge lies! We are seeking a group of dedicated cyclists to take up the baton, and cycle with the seven torches, from north Kerry, to the Rock of Dunamase, in Laois, on August 24th 2018.
If you are interested please get in touch with us, using our contact details below!