The Táin Bó Fliodhais Project Steering committee invite you celebrate the Táin Bó Fliodhais Mayo Festival 2018 taking place over the weekend of the 8th – 10th June.
Fri 8th June from 6.30pm
Official Opening of festival in GMIT Mayo Campus
Saturday 9th June 10 – 7.30 pm
10 am – 1 pm Seminar in National Museum of Ireland Country Life, followed by guided tour to archaeological sites
1 pm – 2 pm Lunch
2 pm – 7.30 approx Guided tour
Plans TBC on Saturday
The Táin Bó Fliodhais Mayo festival seeks to explore the rich heritage of the Táin Bó Fliodhais and celebrate the close links between Mayo and Scotland. The Festival will be officially launched in GMIT Mayo Campus on the evening of Friday 8th June from 6.30pm. The Táin Bó Fliodhais Mayo Festival will be formally opened by Mr Dara Calleary TD and we will welcome a special delegation from Scotland including Dr Ulrike Hogg of the National Library of Scotland, and Mr Sam MacDonald of Argyll Scotland. There will be a musical performance and a cheese and wine reception.
On Saturday 9th June from 10-1pm a seminar in the National Museum of Ireland Country Turlough Park will take place an opening address by Prof Ruairi O hUiginn on the background and context of the Táin Bó Fliodhais and Dr Ulrike Hogg will speak about the history and conservation of the Glenmasan Manuscript. The afternoon of Saturday 9th June will see an exclusive guided tour of the archaeological sites in Mayo associated with the Táin Bó Fliodhais followed by an evening reception and film screening.
Please note that a very special reception will be held in Dublin as part of the festival programme to receive an address by Minister Michael Russell MSP of the Scottish Government in Trinity College on Wednesday 13th June 2018 from 3 pm. All Welcome
Admission to all events is free of charge
Those who wish to avail of the bus transport for the guided tour on Saturday afternoon may be asked to pay a nominal fee to offset expenses.