The Mystery of Stone Circles: Ritual, Folklore and Fairies.

David Halpin of Circle Stories unravels the mystery of stone circles and their proposed uses and origins.  What was the purpose of these ancient structures? Why are people drawn to stone circles and why are they associated with rituals and magic?  All will be uncovered.

David will also talk about some of the strange folklore and fairy-lore attached to these ancient places.  This will be a one hour talk including a visual presentation at Portlaw Heritage Centre, Friday 12th, at 7pm.

Admission €5

Official Opening 2019 – Play: My Aunt Bee

Gaelach Gorm Theatre in Kill Community Centre is the perfect setting to launch this year’s festival on Thursday, July 11, at 8pm.

Join us and the very entertaining Seamus O’Rourke along with Bairbre Ni Chaoimh of Bosco fame. Seamus O’Rourke’s vast experience of nephew-ism captures the mad, chaotic world of a wonderfully flawed Aunt Bee, who simply doesn’t give a sh**… Or does she?  Laura Dowdall, co-founder of The Viking, directs.

Curtain up at 8pm.

Admission is €15, Concessions €12 via Eventbrite.

“Let It Flow” – creative writing workshop

One Day Creative Writing at Curraghmore House Estate, Portlaw, Co. Waterford

Be inspired at the historic home of the 9th Marquis of Waterford with Irish Times Bestselling Author of the Butterfly Barn Series, Karen Power. Waterford-born Karen will share her creative writing strategies along with an invaluable insight into editing and the publishing process.

The workshop is suitable for both new writers and those who would like to enhance their writing skills.
Cost: €120 includes lunch, a private tour of Curraghmore House and a gift pack from The Book Centre. Pre-booking is essential on (083) 3214134. Places are limited.