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8th Oct 2020
to 21st Mar 2021

Age Range
All ages

"Filleadh Crom Dubh" The Return of Crom Dubh

Local participants from Dingle under the umbrella of Féile na Bealtaine and street theatre experts Spraoi Waterford will create a large-scale puppet, Crom Dubh. Crom Dubh, meaning a mythological and folkloric figure of Ireland, based on the god Crom Cruach, or "king idol of Ireland". Across the millennia, his stone image was preserved in the village of Cloghane, at the foot of Mount Brandon. In August 1993, the stone head of Crom Dubh was stolen from its place high up in the village church wall. It has never been returned. 

Crom Dubh will be brought back to Cloghane during the Féile na Bealtaine festival next May. Performers, artists and the public will be invited to walk the large scale puppet back to Cloghane. Starting in DIngle, Crom will walk over the beautiful Conor Pass and into Cloghane village.

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

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