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


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 →

Traders wanted!

We are currently looking for traders to occupy glorious hillside pitches at Festival of the Fires on the Hill of Uisneach on Saturday April 30th. Traders in every area are welcome. We are also seeking arts and crafts exponents who would like to showcase their skills and produce on the Hill. Please email info@festivalofthefires.com with full details of your product or service, your →


This Friday, Feb 25th, all will be revealed with the official announcement of Festival of the Fires 2011'. The iconic festival promises to be even more spectacular than ever before, with 32 counties confirmed to be hosting beacon fire events in response to the central Hill of Uisneach fire. Full details will be revealed here on Friday morning!

Reaction to the 2010 Festival

Emergency services, local authorities, tourism bodies and, most importantly, festival goers hailed the returning Celtic festival at Uisneach as a triumph. With OAP’s and children granted free entrance to the event, there was an unrivalled mix of generations on the hillside, soaking up what the Irish Independent declared as “a festival with a difference”. The →

Festival of the Fires

Ireland’s newest festival – which just also happens to be its most ancient– was rekindled in blazing fashion over the May Bank Holiday weekend, with 73 controlled beacon fires lighting up across Ireland, unifying the nation. Fires were also lit in India, Iran, Iraq, Scotland, America, England, Wales, Germany, Portugal and Spain as the world welcomed back this iconic Bealtaine →