Ring of Gullion Lúnasa Festival 2017
Join us for the Ring of Gullion Lúnasa Festival in charismatic South Armagh, our third annual Arts, Culture and Heritage Festival in the month of August. With more than thirty events, many free of charge, between 30th July and 27th August, it is an excellent opportunity for an authentic Ring of Gullion Experience.
The Ring of Gullion is a dramatic and varied landscape just one hour from Dublin and Belfast, lying west of Newry City. It’s an area steeped in myths, legends and heritage. The gem in the crown of South Armagh, Slieve Gullion Forest Park, featuring an award winning play-park and the Children’s Living Storybook trail, is a short ten-minute drive from the A1, via the village of Meigh.
Lúnasa Festival Highlights
Guided bus tours & walks – Join our friendly and knowledgeable, local guides for a guided bus tour, walk or hike. A guided tour is a great opportunity to delve a little deeper into the rich heritage and landscape of the Ring of Gullion.
Arts & Crafts – Jump in and explore a world of creativity with our range of have-a-go sessions and lessons for adults and children. It’s a fantastic chance to try something new or improve existing skills.
Wild Wednesdays – Put on your explorer’s outfit and join us for a wild Wednesday; learn about what creeps, flies and swims in the Ring of Gullion.
Something a little bit different – Meet a real live T-Rex at our Geotastic Extravaganza, raise the flag at the Flagstaff Fiesta or celebrate all things red at the Fleadh Rua, our red-head festival.
There really is something for everyone during the August Lúnasa Festival 2017. Visit our events page to plan your summer!
This festival is being coordinated by the Ring of Gullion Landscape Partnership, part funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.