Myths and legends celebrated at Bunclody Festival

Myths and legends pagentry take to the steets of Bunclody at the opening of this year's festival. Pic;

The summer festivals around Co. Wexford are continuing with lots of music, entertainment, attractions and other novel events, and this weekend the focus is on the Streams of Bunclody Festival which opened tonight.

Each year the festival has a theme and this year it is ‘Irish Myths and Legends’ and began with a street spectacle from Irish Street to Market Square depicting the cattle raid at Cooley. It was colourful with drummers and groups dressed as celts and mythical figures from the distant past.

Opening the festival, Cllr Kathleen Codd-Nolan, Cathaoirleach of Enniscorthy Municipal District Council, who are amongst the sponsors, complimented the participants in the opening parade for “a fantastic performance” and thanked the organisers for bringing together the third festival. She also wished them well for the weekend.

There was also an official opening of an exhibition themed on ‘Myths and Legends’ in the ArtBank, a rock ‘n’ roll dance demonstration and a Mythical Celtic Fire Dance.

Saturday’s programme of events includes the Carrigduff Children’s Festival from 11.30 am, Saturday market in the Market Square from 10 am and entertainment during the afternoon and into the evening. The Bunclody Saturday Market is in St. Aidan’s Hall from 10 am to 2 pm and all are invited have a cuppa tea and browse the fresh produce, craft and interesting stalls.

Bunclody Festivals would like to thank Wexford County Council, Enniscorthy Municipal District Council and Creative Ireland for their sponsorship and support and the businesses of Bunclody for their generous sponsorship.

At the opening of the Streams of Bunclody Festival were Liz Hore, District Manager; Jonathan King, Main Organiser), Cllr Kathleen Codd-Nolan, Cathaoirleach of Enniscorthy Municipal District Council (who performed the official opening); one of the many Celtic Warriors who are in Buclody this weekend for the festival, and Cllr Barbara-Anne Murphy. Pic;

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