Saturday 5 May 2018: Along with The great Lighthouses of Ireland, Fanad Lighthouse will run a series of events for all ages and interests to celebrate our third ‘Shine a Light on Summer Festival. We start in the morning with a coastal walk, bus leaves from the lighthouse at 10:00am. Admission for the afternoon is €5 or €10 for families and from 12:00 – 5:00pm you can enjoy a range of events for all ages from face-painting, traditional games, rope making, basket making and music. We have a talk on diving the north coast by Dearn McClintock from Sheephaven diving, on time and space by artist Aisling O Beirne. At 1:30 we will have a demonstration on cooking with seaweed by Wild Strands (additional €10 & must be booked in advance!). And of course we will have tower tours all days.
On Saturday evening at 7:30 we will have an Oíche Airneáil with music, chat and dancing as Gaeilge. This is a great opportunity to get together with local people and to try out whatever Irish you have.
09 June 2018:
The Inaugural Lighthouse lecture from the Outer Edge of Ulster by Dr. Breandán MacSuibhne on Hugh Dorian(1834 -1914) , school teacher in Fanad,
and the memory and history of Ireland’s Great Famine will take place at
Fanad Lighthouse, at 7 p.m.on Sat 9th June,2018.
Followed by an evening of traditional music with Martin McGinley and friends.
Admission €10. Booking recommended – limited capacity.
As well as editing The Outer Edge of Ulster Dr. MacSuibhne has published two other books on the outcome of the famine : The End of Outrage and Subject Lacking Words.