It’s Killeagh’s biggest annual knees-up.
And this year, the East Cork town is pulling out all the stops to throw its best May Sunday Festival yet in the beautiful natural surroundings of Glenbower Wood.
May Sunday takes place in Killeagh, Cork over the May bank holiday weekend, Friday April 29th – Monday May 2nd, with a fascinating programme designed to enthrall visitors young and old.
This year the festival welcomes the return of live performance with ‘KI’, a magical, light-filled circus performance by Riuchi on Friday night.
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Saturday brings a festival fundraiser with the Lazy River Band playing at Greywood Arts, while Women in Ceremony invite us all to explore the magic of the woodland with them through song, story and ritual during guided journeys through the forest on Sunday.
Here are five more cool events to check out:
- The cornerstone of the festival, the Open Air Dance & Picnic, will take place on Sunday from 1pm – 4pm, with the signature folk, country and trad tunes of Youghal’s very own Mick Mangan and Mark Ansboro, plus tasty treats from the Tipsy Taco Truck.
- Performances are suitable for the whole family, and people of all ages are invited to make a May Bush on Friday at 7pm. There will be an Imagination Station perfect for kids at Saturday’s Art & Craft Market, which will take place next to the playground in Glenbower from 11am – 4pm.
- On Monday, Dogsercise are offering murder mystery “sniffari scent adventure” dog walks in the wood, and the Killeagh GAA have robust Family Fun Day offerings in Páirc Uí Chinnéide from 3pm – 5pm.
The full programme and booking details are available at maysunday.ie. Most events are free, with small fees for workshops and €20 tickets for the festival fundraiser with the Lazy River Band.