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This event is set to be a real community celebration, marking the culmination of the Ancient Connection project as it draws to an end this summer.
Ancient Connection’s inspiration was the friendship between St Aidan and St David. The Festival of Ferns takes this theme and the many shared myths and legends and brings it to spectacular life with a parade of giant puppets, music, medieval enactments, local talent and more.
There will be a concert in St. Edan’s Cathedral from 7.30pm, featuring The Allabair Trio and Ferns’s very own Chord On Blues choir. Book tickets here
Expect to see a 12 foot St David puppet visiting from Pembrokeshire; a sea monster representing the crossing by St. Aidan to Wales and a giant beehive and a swarm of bees representing St. Aidan departing Wales with David’s blessings and the founding of the monastery in Ferns by St. Aidan. Expect all this and more in the Festival of Ferns Parade at 12 noon and weaving its way to the castle for a celebratory event.
The Horsemen of Éire will accompany the parade on horseback and dressed in
medieval costumes, setting the tone for the festivities to follow in the castle. Leading the parade will be Bloco Garman, a local Celtic drumming band.
Want to get involved? Join in the workshops with artist Caoimhe Dunn.
Find out more about this and what else is happening for the Festival of Ferns on Facebook
or at Ferns Village Website