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August 2017

Talk: Learning about our environment through eagle eyes

August 26 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Loughrea Library, Church Street, Loughrea
County Galway, Ireland
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Talk: Learning about our environment through eagle eyes Loughrea Medieval Festival

Talk: Learning about our environment through eagle eyes Date: Saturday, 26th August, 2017 Time: 3pm - 4pm Location: Loughrea Library, Church Street, Loughrea, Co. Galway Admission: Free Ages: Suitable for all ages Bio: John Lusby is a research ecologist, environmentalist & educator, he works with BirdWatch Ireland and as researcher and presenter for wildlife documentaries. One of Johns main interests is birds of prey, which he has studied throughout the country and particularly in County Galway. His talk will explore…

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Ceardlann na gComicí / Medieval Comic Workshop

August 26 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Temperance Hall, Barrack Street, Loughrea
Galway, Ireland
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Loughrea's 4th Medieval Festival gets go-ahead after Council funding boast

Ceardlann na gComicí / Medieval Comic Workshop I gcomhpháirt le Gaeilge Locha Riach cuireann Coimicí Gael an cheardlann seo ar fail do dhaoine óga 9 – 12 bliana d’aois. Bainfear sult as rudaí agus daoine a tharraingt céim ar chéim as na Meánaoiseanna: Cén cuma a bhí orthu? Cén sórt éadaí a bhí acu? Cé na stíleanna gruaige a bhí acu? Cé na daoine is uaisle agus cé a bhí thíos le linn na tréimhse sin? Meascán de fhíricí, spraoi…

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Herbal Medicine from Garden to Bottle

August 26 @ 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm
Temperance Hall, Barrack Street, Loughrea
Galway, Ireland
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Herbal Medicine from Garden to Bottle - an introduction to traditional medicine-making techniques talk at Loughrea Medieval Festival

Herbal Medicine from Garden to Bottle - an introduction to traditional medicine-making techniques It's a little-known fact nowadays but until about a century ago many medicinal extracts prescribed by physicians (i.e. doctors) were made from medicinal plants. Herbalists continue to use these methods to extract and preserve the medicinal properties of plants. Many of these extracts are safe and easy to make at home. Qualified Herbalist Vivienne Campbell will present an over-view of some of the most common techniques including…

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Mass in 1300ad Carmelite Abbey

August 26 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Carmelite Abbey, Abbey Street, Loughrea
County Galway, Ireland
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Mass in 1300ad Carmelite Abbey This unique event gives you the chance to meet members of the Carmelite community at Mass in 1300ad Carmelite Abbey, with hymns from Padraig Connaughton. Date: Saturday, 26 August, 2017 Time: 7.30pm - 8.30pm  Location: The Carmelite Abbey, Abbey Street, Loughrea, County Galway Admission: Free This event forms part of Loughrea Medieval Festival – 25th-27th August, 2017. The festival is organised by Loughrea Medieval Festival Committee, in partnership with Irish Walled Towns Network, Galway County Council and The Heritage Council. Events and times…

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Loughrea Moat Runs

August 27 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Walks, Loughrea
Galway, Ireland
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Loughrea Moat

Loughrea Moat Runs Join Loughrea Athletic Club on Walled Towns Day, for fun runs alongside Loughrea’s medieval moat. Open to all ages and fitness abilities. Date: Sunday, 27 August, 2017 Time: 11am - 12pm  Location: The Walks (Station Road end), Loughrea, County Galway Admission: Free This event forms part of Loughrea Medieval Festival – 25th-27th August, 2017. The festival is organised by Loughrea Medieval Festival Committee, in partnership with Irish Walled Towns Network, Galway County Council and The Heritage Council. Events and times maybe subject to change. Children…

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Loughrea’s Heritage Walking Tour

August 27 @ 12:45 pm - 3:00 pm
Clonfert Diocesan Museum, Barrack Street, Loughrea
County Galway, Ireland
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Loughrea's 4th Medieval Festival gets go-ahead after Council funding boast

Loughrea's Heritage Walking Tour Join Colman Shaughnessy and Joe Loughnane, Loughrea Memorial Group, for a walk and talk around Loughrea. Our local knowledgeable guides will introduce you to the town’s built and natural history from its medieval routes to the present day. This is a walking tour so please wear suitable footwear and clothing. Date: Sunday, 27 August, 2017 Time: 12.45pm Start (Estimated duration = 1 1/2 - 2 hours) Location: Clonfert Diocesan Museum, grounds of St. Brendan's Cathedral, Barrack…

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Loughrea Walled Towns Day 2017

August 27 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Fair Green, Gort Road, Loughrea
County Galway, Ireland
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Walled Towns Day Loughrea

Loughrea Walled Towns Day 2017 Join Loughrea Medieval Festival for an afternoon full of free Medieval family fun, as we recreate medieval life in all its glory. Loughrea Walled Town Day will take place at the Fairgreen, Loughrea, Sunday, 27th August, from 1pm-5pm. Discover the ancient skills and techniques of medieval crafts and listen to a series of talks by Claíomh’s Dave Swift. Enjoy a juggling show, archery, and take part in circus workshops with Galway Community Circus. Down to Earth…

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Ancient Music Ireland – Exhibition

August 27 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Fair Green, Gort Road, Loughrea
County Galway, Ireland
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Ancient Music Ireland - Exhibition

Ancient Music Ireland - ExhibitionForming part of Loughrea Walled Towns Day, view and hear Ancient Music Ireland’s magnificent collection of ancient Irish instruments, including a selection of Stone Age whistles and flutes, Bronze Age horns and bells, Iron Age trumpets and Early Medieval wooden horns (including the oldest bassoon type instrument from 700 AD).Date: Sunday, 27 August, 2017Time: 1pm – 5pmLocation: The Fairgreen, Loughrea (next to Courthouse)Admission: Free This event forms part of Loughrea Medieval Festival – 25th-27th August, 2017. The…

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The Jester – Walled Towns Day Loughrea

August 27 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Fair Green, Gort Road, Loughrea
County Galway, Ireland
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The Jester Loughrea Walled Towns Day

The Jester - Walled Towns Day Loughrea Jesters in the Middle Ages played a role in bringing laughter in uncertain times. On Walled Towns Day in Loughrea, Sunday 27th August, meet Mollylu, a medieval jester, who will entertain visitors using a range of skills. • 1pm to 2pm: The Jester Meet n’ Greet • 2.30pm to 3.30pm: Jester Juggling • 4pm to 4.40pm: Fire Show ‘The Dark Side of the Fire’ Location: The Fairgreen, Loughrea, County Galway Date: Sunday, 27…

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Music through the ages – Loughrea Walled Towns Day

August 27 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Fair Green, Gort Road, Loughrea
County Galway, Ireland
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Music Loughrea Walled Towns Day

Music through the ages - Loughrea Walled Towns Day Listen to the talented voices of Padraig Connaughton and Madeline Fleming as their entertain with 'Music through the ages', at 2pm, on Sunday 27th August. Location: Marquee at The Fairgreen, Loughrea, County Galway Date: Sunday, 27 August Time: 2pm - 2.30pm Admission: Free Join Loughrea Medieval Festival for an afternoon of free Medieval family fun, this our 4th Loughrea Walled Town Day, on Sunday 27th August, 1-5pm, in Loughrea, Co Galway.…

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