Tullahought Heritage Festival

A guided tour of Knockroe Passage Tomb will be one of the highlights of the Tullahought Heritage Festival this weekend.

A guided tour of Knockroe Passage Tomb will be one of the highlights of the Tullahought Heritage Festival this weekend.

The tour, led by Dr Muiris O’Sullivan, will take place at 3pm on Sunday, (August 25) after a series of demonstrations of crafts like butter making, knitting and embroidery at Tullahought Community Centre starting at 2pm.

There will also be a demonstration and talk on wrought iron gates restoration by Shem Caulfield in the Old Forge on Sunday afternoon. The festivities will continue on Sunday night with traditional music sessions in Power’s of Tullahought and Delaney’s pub, the Slate Quarries.

Other festival events include the Mike Williams Memorial Shield U-12 Camogie and Hurling Blitz at Tullahought Sportsfield at 11am on Sunday; an exhibition of old photographs in the community centre throughout the weekend and a lecture by Dr Willie Nolan called “Political Exiles from Ireland post-1848 Rebellion” at the community centre at 8pm on Saturday. The lecture will be followed by a traditional music session in Power’s Pub at 10pm.

The Festival will be officially opened on Friday evening. Mass will be celebrated in Tullahought Church for the Kilmacoliver School reunion at 7.30pm.

It will be followed by the opening of the community centre photographic exhibition and unveiling of a commemorative lectern at Kilmacoliver Community Centre by incoming Glanbia CEO Siobhan Talbot, a past pupil Kilmacoliver School at 9.30pm.

The celebrations will end with a traditional music session, song and storytelling at the community centre.