A big thank you to everyone who came, everyone who helped out on and everyone who played a part in the 'Gathering at Uisneach'. The support of Irish Public Bodies and Westmeath County Council was crucial in making the event happen, and we were delighted it passed off safely. The attendance of so many from abroad was testament to the draw of this magical →
Ireland's oldest festival will once again ignite the summer festival season when it returns to the Hill of Uisneach in County Westmeath on Bealtaine, Saturday May 5th. Festival of Fires will bring Uisneach (the ancient seat of the High Kings and once Ireland's capital) to life with the very best in arts, culture, ceremony, heritage, crafts, debate and, of course, music. Following →
Greetings from the Hill of Uisneach! Sadly, we did not win anything at the Irish Festival Awards despite being nominated SEVEN times in an assortment of different categories. It seems there is no stopping the brilliant Electric Picnic, so congratulations to John Reynolds and all his crew on their record haul of awards. When it comes to a big event, →
We are extremely proud to announce that FESTIVAL OF THE FIRES has received an unprecedented SEVEN nominations at the Irish Festival Awards 2011! We are nominated as Best Small Festival, Best Festival Line-Up, Best Family Festival, Best Service, Best Social Responsibility, Best Irish Act Performance (our pals The Saw Doctors) and Best Toliets. Yes, best toilets. Voting takes place at www.irishfestivalawards.ie in December & →
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 →
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 email@example.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!