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

Posts Tagged ‘Hill of Uisneach’

Thank you!

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 →

Festival of the Fires returns to ignite the summer

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 →

Irish Festival Awards

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, →

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 →

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!