Loughrea Medieval Festival 2014
Loughrea 1st Medieval Festival, including celebrating Walled Towns Day took place from 29th – 31st August 2014. Over 8000 people attended the various events held in the town of Loughrea last weekend as part of Loughrea’s first ever Medieval Festival.
Come see Loughrea’s first Medieval Comic, ‘A short history of Loughrea and Athenry Walled Towns’, a joint project with our Medieval neighbours Athenry, at the site of the old medieval church, now Loughrea Library.
Bring the whole family for a day full of free fun and learning. Watch demonstrators recreate medieval life, witness falconry flying demonstrations, play medieval games, have fun at the drop in medieval make and do workshop, and find treasures at the Artisan Food & Craft Market.
Arriving in Loughrea in 1300, the Carmelites have played a big part in the life of our town. Meet the Carmelites at a unique Candlelit Medieval Latin Mass, and hymns, in the ruins of the Old Carmelite Abbey.
Take a step back in time, and partake in an evening of Medieval inspired food and wines, merriment, music, and entertainment at the festival Opening Ceremony Medieval Banquet at the Lough Rea Hotel & Spa.
Forming part of the Loughrea Medieval Festival weekend, locals and visitors are invited to sample Medieval inspired food at local eating houses in Loughrea town throughout the weekend of 29th, 30th & 31st August 2014.
Listen to Medieval talks on “Nora Novar, the de Burghs, and the Medieval Park at Earlspark Loughrea”, and “The Ecclesiastical Heritage of Medieval County Galway”, and Clonfert Diocesan Museum will also be open to the public.
Inspired by our Medieval past, participants of all ages are invited to dress in themed costumes, and join this parade of music, and dance.
Gather your little knights and princesses for two days of free family fun.
Hurling match between two Medieval town rivals – Loughrea v Athenry. Let the battle commence!