Hurling, unveiling and dancing 1916 style in Glenfarne on September 10th
Local historian Francis White believes that the last time Sean Mac
Diarmada, the 1916 patriot, left from the Railway Station in Glenfarne was
The Station house is now Francis's beautifully restored home and he will
kindly open his doors to the public for a very unique event on Sept 10th.
At 7.00pm the flagstone on which Mac Diarmada stood for the last time as he
departed on the train will be unveiled. A beautiful inscription has been
added by a local artist in Mac Diarmada's memory.
Some of the very words spoken by the patriot will be narrated. Spectators
are invited to come dressed in period costume to recreate the atmosphere of
From the Station house the gathering will walk the short distance by
lamplight to The Rainbow Ballroom of Romance for a vintage tea party.
At 9.00pm the"Step back in time" dance begins where there will be a full
bar. Refreshments will be served after the dance.
Where does the hurling come in you ask!
Hurling was Mac Diarmada's sport so, in his memory,earlier in the day, at
5.00pm Kiltyclogher/Glenfarne G.A.A. club will host the first ever under
twelve hurling match followed by a football match on the Glenfarne pitch.
After the games the young sports people will be led by a pipe band to
The Railway Station close by, for the unveiling ceremony.
On Saturday September 10th come join us in any or all of these unique
The Hurling and Football at 5.00 pm
The Railway Station unveiling at 7.00pm
The Rainbow tea at 8.00
The Rainbow dance at 9.00pm
Come on your high nelly, your pony and trap,your vintage car or just come
as you are. All are welcome.
Let's create the magic of the time on a day that is shaping up to be a
very memorable one.
This is a 2016 commerative event jointly organised by Glenfarne
Development Committee and Kiltyclogher/Glenfarne G.A.A. club.