It was with deep sadness that we learned of the passing of our friend Ronnie Shanahan. The Athlone artist was a great lover and friend of the Hill of Uisneach, and when we rekindled the Bealtaine festival we were delighted that Ronnie came with us, creating some amazing outdoor art and infusing and inspiring everyone with her great, warm personality and kind nature. Veronica was a one-off, and there will be a tear of sadness at her passing rolling down the Catstone for a long time yet.
Her removal is to the Church of S.S. Peter & Paul tonight (Thursday, Nov
arriving at 7pm. Requiem mass on Friday (Nov 9) at 11am with burial afterwards in Coosan Cemetery.
Rest in Peace Ronnie
Share on Facebook
He was true to his word... When Ryan Sheridan had to postpone his 2012 Festival of the Fires appearance he said he'd make up for it, and now he has! Ryan plays an exclusive intimate show at the famous Uisneach Inn, at the foot of the Hill of Uisneach, on Saturday September 29th.
Tickets for this once-in-a-lifetime show, presented by Festival →
Amazing video courtesy of Mark Bennett
A huge thank you to every single one of you who made Festival of the Fires a massive success. It was a magical time on the Hill of Uisneach and we are eternally grateful for all the goodwill we received on the day and afterwards.. All we can say at this stage is thank you! We'll see you again next →
Ireland’s oldest festival will kick off the festival season on Saturday in spectacular fashion. Festival of the Fires, a rekindling of the ancient Celtic Bealtaine festival at the Hill of Uisneachin Mullingar, County Westmeath, is set to attract 5,000 revellers to the very centre of Ireland for a mix of music, fire performance, art, culture, heritage and pageantry.
The festival culminates →