Friday 6 June 2014

History Festival of Ireland this weekend
Tomorrow morning will see the gates open on this year's History Festival of Ireland.

Now in its third year, the History Festival has decamped to the beautiful setting of Huntingdon Castle, Clonegal, Co Carlow.

 It takes place over the weekend and will deliver intellectual stimulation beyond your dreams! Speakers include MacMillan, Myles Dungan, Catriona Crowe, Stephen Rea, Eoin Colfer, Grace Dyas, Turtle Bunbury and Kevin Whelan, to name just a handful of the 50 who'll be stepping up to discuss a great range of subjects. I spotted 'The Burning of the National Archives' among them; genealogists be warned that you may find this tale distressing. (MAY?)

One €22.50 ticket gives you access to the entire programme of talks, debates, performances and interviews for the whole day, as well as access to the castle's wonderful gardens.

You can buy tickets at the gate but only in cash. If you want to pay by credit card, click the Book Now image above.