21 April 2017
This early May bank holiday the characters will be preparing for the arrival of summer as the feast of Bealtine is fast approaching. Bealtine marks the end of winter and the arrival of the warmer, longer days of summer.
All fires are put out to mark the end of winter and the upcoming light of summer. Winter bedding is burnt and families separated by winter are reunited, cattle are moved to summer pastures, the fairies move from their winter homes to their summer palaces, hand fasts take place and offerings are made to please the gods and purification fires are lit to cleanse and encourage good health and fertility. Rowan and hawthorn is used to signify good luck and fertility and to ward of fairies as they move to their Summer homes.
This event runs from 11am – 5pm, normal admission charges apply. No advance booking needed, just come along and join in all the fun!
For information please contact: Navan Centre, 81 Killylea Road, Armagh. BT60 4LD. Tel 028 3752 9644 or visit navan.com