Sunday 28th June 2015

Woodlands Adventure at Aillwee

In the picturesque woodlands surrounding Aillwee cave, you will find the woodland craft village of Aillwee, here you can uncover the secrets and skills of the woodland elves with the master craftsmen. Learn the crafts of the woodlands from wood carving to Bow making. A perfect hands on event for families where you get to experience the outdoors and learn new skills

Location: Aillwee Cave and Birds of Prey Centre          Time: 10am or 2pm

Cost: 50 per Family of 2 adults and 2 children includes access to Archery Demo

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Archery Demonstration

Archery features heavily in Tolkien’s lord of the rings where the Elven archers from Lórien use large bows of Mallorn wood strung with elf hair, The Gondorian army contains units of archers who use a longbow made of heartwood, about 68 inches tall. The Rangers of Ithilien were primarily archers and the Haradrim (Southrons) were also skilled archers, along with their allies the Easterlings. The skilled craftmen of Aillwee woodland village are experts in the craft and skills of archery come along to this showcase display and see the masters at work.

Location: Aillwee Cave and Birds of Prey Centre          Time: 1pm                             Cost: 5pp

Booking: Not required



Afternoon Tea at Gregans Castle with readings by Barry McGovern

Take tea, as Tolkien did, in the library of the McCorkendale residence – now the drawing room of Gregans Castle Hotel – while Barry McGovern reads to you.

Barry McGovern is one of Ireland’s best known actors. His most recent stage appearances were in A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Abbey and The Price at the Gate. His two one-man shows I’ll Go On and Watt have toured worldwide. On TV he has played in Game of Thrones , Vikings, The Tudors, Dear Sarah and The Treaty. Films include Joe Versus the Volcano, Billy Bathgate, The General, Braveheart, Waiting for Godot and My Name is Emily. Later this year he will be teaching at Notre Dame University for a semester and next year he will be playing in Samuel Beckett’s Endgame at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Los Angeles.

Location: Gregans Castle, Ballyvaughan                        Time: 3pm                             Cost: 29pp

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Festival Close at the Roadside Tavern

Location: Roadside Tavern, Lisdoonvarna                       Time: 7pm

Booking: Not required


Festival Contact details: +353 (0)97 3160772