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Easter Holiday Gatherings in Kilkenny – Rothe House, Gathabawn & Dunamaggan


The Easter holiday will be a busy time in County Kilkenny, with gathering events taking place around the county.


Emigration through the centuries

Rothe House & Garden will be hosting ‘Emigration through the centuries’ a three day series mix of lectures, day trips, and social entertainment exploring factors influencing the departure of so many 19th and 20th century Irish men and women. The conference will be based in Rothe House Kilkenny and will engage with Irish diaspora seeking to connect with their Kilkenny roots. A full programme of events is available here



MacGiollaPhadraig/Fitzpatrick Way Walk

Easter Sunday March 31st 2013 sees the staging of the popular 17km walk on theMacGiollaPhadraig Way from Durrow Co. Laois to Gathabawn Co. Kilkenny. This estimated 3.5 to 4 hour cross country walk will commence from 11:30 am. The walk will leave the Church car park, Durrow at 12.00 noon and continue by Ballykealy then to Cullahill Mountain at 2.30pm, where intended walkers can join at the trail head. This particular location boasts spcetacular scenery where seven Counties come into view . At the conclusion of the walk lunch will be served in Mackeys Bar, Gathabawn. Registration and walk fee of €5,   fee paying shuttle bus will also be available throughout the day. More information available here



Pat Walsh Easter Memorial, Dunamaggan

THE ANNUAL PAT WALSH MEMORIAL PARADE will take place in Dunamaggan on Easter Sunday. The celebrations commence with the 11.00 a.m. mass in St. Leonard’s Church, Dunamaggan which will be followed by the Parade. The guest speaker this year is John McGuinness T.D., chairman of the Dáil Public Accounts Committee. The evening concludes with a Cabaret in O’Dwyer’s at 9.00 p.m. from which the proceeds will go to the Dunamaggan G.A.A. club and the committee. This Easter Sunday Parade is one of the longest established Parades in the country and your support is very welcome so as to ensure that it continues and is still part of the local celebrations in 2016 and 2021 when it celebrates historic centuries of Irish History.

Pat Walsh Front


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