Uisneach Inn, Killare, Co Westmeath – Bealtaine, May 4/5 2013

Art and artists

Festival of the Fires on RTE Radio 1′s ‘Drivetime’

We were delighted on Good Friday to feature on RTE1's 'Drivetime' show. They visited the Hill of Uisneach in the run up to Easter where reporter Brian Lally were lucky to catch up with the keeper of the Hill, David Clarke, and well-known local historian, author and Town Councillor Ruth Illingworth. They were giving a tour of the hill to local →

Last call for Arts and Crafts and Hollistic Villages

If you are interested in displaying your arts and crafts or even hosting a workshop to pass on your skills to an eager an appreciative audience then you only have a few days to do so. Applications for free spots in out Arts & Crafts Village close this weekend. From Sunday night we will also not be taking any more applications →

March on the Dail!

Festival of the Fires will be officially launched on Thursday April 14th! You are all invited to attend the launch, which takes place at the National Wax Museum in Dublin's Foster Place at 10.30am. After the launch, in the company of our fabled Uisneach Warriors we are marching to Dail Éireann to invite An Taoiseach and all the political 'chieftains' →

Festival of the Fires – design by Mindsi, Mullingar

Tickets on sale now priced €35 Camping tickets (including festival admission) €40 On sale at selected local outlets in the midlands, Ticketmaster outlets nationwide, the Button Factory and National Wax Museum Plus in Dublin.

Workshops, Arts and Crafts on Uisneach

Festival of the Fires welcomes arts and crafts practitioners from all over Ireland to come along and showcase your work at our arts and crafts village, situated beside the ancient palace. If you have anything creative you'd like to show, small arts and crafts items you'd like to sell, or a trade or skill you'd like to display to an appreciative →

Line-up additions

The line-up for Festival of the Fires just got even hotter with the addition of more acts to the bill. On top of the previously announced acts, we are delighted to announce that PADDY CASEY, PREACHER'S SON, THE REVELLZ and none other than the current European Marching Band Champions THE MULLINGAR TOWN BAND have all joined the growing musical line-up →

Early Bird tickets SOLD OUT!!!

Early Bird tickets to Festival of the Fires 2011 have now SOLD OUT! Thanks to everyone who has bought early bird tickets to date, and we look forward to hosting you on Uisneach on Saturday April 30th, from 10am! Full price tickets are now on sale in person from a selection of leading arts and cultural venues in the midlands, alongside →

Major Arts Awards for Festival of the Fires outdoor artists

Huge awards await artists who wish to display their work on the historic Hill of Uisneach in County Westmeath as part of ‘Festival of the Fires’, the major Bealtaine arts, culture and heritage event which takes place annually on the Hill and at locations nationwide.   A prize fund of exhibition and workshops space, an artists retreat at a luxurious country mansion →

The Aftermath return to Uisneach

Currently hard at work finishing their second album, Mullingar's finest mod-rockers The Aftermath are the latest addition to the musical bill at Festival of the Fires. With a July release date, the new album is to feature guest appearances from the legendary hellraisers Shane MacGowan and BP Fallon. It is the follow-up to their critical and commercial triumph that was "Friendlier →

Additional musical acts!

We are delighted to announce that due to MASSIVE public demand, the brilliant KÍLA will be re-joining us on the Hill of Uisneach this Bealtaine. The band, who triumphed on the main stage last year, are bringing their full show back to the same stage, where they will usher in the fire ceremony and parade with their sparkling blend of →

Call for artists!

Festival of the Fires, the midland’s biggest and most iconic arts, cultural and heritage event, returns to the historic Hill of Uisneach on Saturday April 30th and we are looking for arts groups, artists, historians, storytellers and more to participate. The Hill of Uisneach is to come alive as an arts and heritage trail, and we are currently looking for people →

Loose Firestarters

Republic of Loose are the latest addition to the musical line-up for Festival of the Fires. One of the hottest live acts on the planet, they will bring their blazing live show to the main stage at Festival of the Fires on Saturday evening, April 30th. Best described as patrons of “Irish Funk Rock” Republic of Loose combine the style and attitude →

Festival of the Fires 2011 – first details

Festival of the Fires 2011 is to be ignited on the Hill of Uisneach in Co Westmeath and at over 100 sites nationwide at Bealtaine, the dawn of the summer on Saturday April 30th until the morning of Sunday May 1st. We can confirm that the musical headliners for the event are The Saw Doctors. This will be the ONLY appearance →