Connemara Bog Week Festival
Bog Week 2018 - A festival to bring you back in time….
If you want to get outside in the Irish landscape and enjoy nature in its finest then the Quaker Village of Letterfrack in North Connemara is the place for you, as it’s the annual Connemara Bog Week Festival which kicks off on Sunday 27th May and finishes on Bank Holiday Monday June 4th
The festival provides a space for the creative force which is at the heart of Connemara. This award-winning, multi-disciplinary, family friendly festival allows visitors to explore a sense of place while experiencing the breath-taking landscape, archaeological and historical heritage of the area.
Throughout the week people are encouraged to experience Connemara’s famous Bog lands with a guided walk each day in the Connemara National Park.
The exquisite Gothic Church at Kylemore Abbey will play host to one of Ireland’s finest singer/songwriters Luka Bloom.
There will be an exhibition by acclaimed photographer Tina Claffey, who’s book has been greatly praised and gives a real insight into the beauty of Irish peat lands. The talk will be followed by an exhibition of Tina’s work aptly titled ‘Tapestry of Light’.
Informative guided walks of Omey Island with archaeologists and ecologists will also take place over the week and guests are invited to experience life in the Bronze Age where there will be a re-enactment of cooking using a Fulacht Fiadh ( hole in the ground).
As the sun sets, the rafters in the Gothic Church will ring once more with the amazing sounds of El Safty, Armstrong and Browne, featuring Siobhan Armstrong on harp, Ronan Browne pipes/flute/whistle and great sean nós singer Roisin El Safty, this promises to be a most memorable night in the company of this internationally acclaimed trio.
During the Connemara Bog Festival some of the finest poets, artists, musicians, chefs and ecologists rub shoulders to create a truly magical experience like no other with just a hint of madness to delight both young and old.
Booking essential for Gothic Church Concerts – see website www.ceecc.org