The Fairy Tree Walk. A unique walking event exploring the forgotten local traditions and folklore of Fairy Forts and ritual sites. This walk will take in a visit to a holy well. The well was noted for curing weak eye-sight, pains such as caused by rheumatism, and other ills. Hundreds of pilgrims used to visit the well to pray every Easter. The walk will then pass the site of Shanbally Castle, the largest construction in Ireland by renowned architect John Nash. The trail then comes to a Fairy Fort site, where stories and folklore of times past will be regaled. A rendition of the Fairy Tree of Clogheen will be performed on the evening. The Fairy Tree was a song made famous by the Count John McCormack, penned by Temple Lane – the pen-name of Isabel Leslie, daughter of the Rev. Canon Leslie, who ministered at St. Paul’s Church of Ireland in Clogheen.
The walk will start at 6pm from Scart, Clogheen. Refreshments provided.
BOOKING REQUIRED. To book: email [email protected]