Sunday 29 November 2015

Gathering events in St. Mullins

Published 09/07/2013 | 05:24

OVER 50 people from across the globe with connections to St Mullins will be travelling to the picturesque village as part of a Gathering celebration for a week of events taking place from Friday, July 19 to Friday, July 26.

The launch will take place on Friday, July 19, and the Registration will take place in Blanchfield's Pub at 8 pm. Appointments will be made to locate original family homesteads and burial plots for overseas visitors.

On Saturday there will be a walking tour of St Molings historic monastic site, ancestral burial plots, the Blessed Well, the River Barrow navigation system, snap-net fishing, corn and woollen milling. Meet at the graveyard at 3 pm. On the Sunday, the annual Patron will take place. The Graiguenamanagh Brass Band will perform a recital at 2 pm. A special Mass will take place at 2.45 pm. Afterwards, there will be music and dance until late.

On Monday, there will be a Graiguenamanagh Tour given by Graiguenamanagh Historical Society. Meet at Duiske Abbey at 2.15 pm. There will also be a talk on Life in St. Mullins in the 1830's by local historian Frank Clarke. Meet at Mullicháin Cafe at 7.45 pm.

On the Tuesday there will be a display of hurling at the G.A.A. grounds. Meet thereat 6.30 pm.. On the Wednesday a visit to the Dunbrody Famine Ship has been arranged and on the Thursday there will be a visit to family graves and the Blessed Well, followed by a traditional Rambling House session, music, song and story.

Meet at the graveyard at 6.45 pm and in Blanchfield's Pub, at 8 pm. after.

On Friday, July 26 a Medieval Picnic with roast pig on a spit and traditional Irish fare will take place, (medieval fancy dress is optional).

The conclusion of the Gathering will be marked with the presentation of Commemorative Scrolls.

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