Gathering events in St. Mullins

Published 09/07/2013|05:24

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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.

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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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