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26th Mar 2023
to 8th Oct 2023

Age Range
All ages

Ionad Lachtain

St. Lachtain's Church
Kilkenny Street

Feile Lachtain- Ionad Lachtain Programme of Events 2023

A programme of events consisting of cultural and artistic events celebrating culture, heritage - tangible, intangible and natural and arts in our local community.There will be a range of  music, visual arts and heritage centred folkloric lectures and events with a three-fold strategy of engagement, entertainment and education highlighted by the loan of the Shrine of St. Lachtain’s Arm from the National Museum of Ireland and the Art exhibitions.

March- 26th March Tree Replanting “The Bishops Tree” which fell in the 1950. Legend has it that 7 bishops were hanged from this tree in Cromwell’s time, but story more correctly dates from time of Vikings.

April- Ecumenical Easter Saturday / Lighting of Easter Fire Procession of Easter fire, invitation to Ukrainian Community to attend and participate.

15th  April: Launch of La Lachtain

  • Music
  • Chair of LA
  • Music
  • Lecture from Siobhan Doyle PhD, author of A History of the GAA in 100 Objects
  • Reception
21st County Fleadh Concert Ceoltoiri Chill Chainnaigh

28th Mags Dwane Event / Unveiling of Mags

June- 17th La Lachtain- The visit of the Shrine of St. Lachtain’s Arm on loan from the National Museum. The day will con

July- Pilgrimage Sunday – biodiversity walk to Ballylarkin Church and Abbey

August- A fully curated Art Exhibtion

September- 8th September Lecture Early Christian Church sites. 15th  September Will Killeen in concert

October 8th - Don Baker In Concert

Please note that the details of events listed above are provided by the relevant Local Authorities.

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