Events - August 2015

Get Ready for Kindergarten Month Begins
Sat, August 1st, 2015
Lughnasa (Irish Holiday)
Sat, August 1st, 2015
This festival marked the beginning of the harvest festival in Ireland, and was largely associated with courting and matchmaking. There were many rituals performed at this time, such as picking bilberries (also called whortleberries or wild blue berries) for meals and as gifts for a sweetheart. This festival also became associated with Christian rites, such as climbing Croagh Patrick in County Mayo. Similar to its twin festival of Bealtaine, holy wells were visited at this time of year. This was a semi-pagan tradition, where pilgrims would circuit the well in a clockwise direction – the direction of the sun in the Northern Hemisphere.
Wed, August 5th, 2015 - Fri, August 7th, 2015