14th August, 7.30-8.30pm Lough Gur Visitors’ Centre, Knockderk – A Storied Hill in the Lough Gur District
Local historian and tour guide Brian Collopy will explore Knockderk, a hill located close to the renowned Lough Gur in Co. Limerick. The story of Knockderk stretches back into deep prehistory, with evidence of human activity beginning in the Neolithic period. Of interest to geologists, botanists and folklorists, and for anyone interested in our past, and our links with the landscape, all aspects of Knockderk will be explored in this free talk. FIND OUT MORE
17th August, 4-5pm Lough Gur Visitors’ Centre, - Stories of the Good People with Eddie Lenihan
Master storyteller and Seanchaí Eddie Lenihan is renowned for his knowledge of myth, folklore and most especially for those tales pertaining to the Good People. Having spent a lifetime gathering these tales and stories from the ordinary people of Ireland, Eddie comes to Lough Gur share these extraordinary tales in this fascinating talk. FIND OUT MORE
18th August, 2-3pm Lough Gur Visitors’ Centre, - Listening to the Land at Lough Gur – A talk by Manchán Magan
Manchán Magan is one of Ireland’s leading explorers of landscape, with deeply immersive and insightful writings which offer readers real moments of revelatory understanding. His most recent work, Listen to the Land Speak, delves into the richness and complexity of the land, and our relationship to it. As an archaeologically rich and ancient place, Lough Gur features prominently in this work. The region around Lough Gur has long been associated with Áine, an ancient land goddess, and Manchán’s work offers fresh insight into this complex deity whose name has echoed around these hillsides for countless generation. Lough Gur is delighted to welcome Manchán to the Visitor Centre as part of Heritage Week 2023 for what promises to be an insightful and fascinating talk, as he shares his wisdom and stories on the shores of this celebrated lake. FIND OUT MORE
19th August Lough Gur Lake side
Craft market with local craft people and Blacksmaith display 10am to 2pm.