Celtic Calendar, Seasons and Quarter Festivals

The Quarter Festivals in the Celtic Calendar consist of: 1. Lá Fhéile Bríde/Imbolc (St Brigid's Day:1st February); 2. Lá Bealtaine (May Day: 1st May); 3. Lá Lúgh - Feile Lunasa (1st August); 4. Oíche Shamhna (Halloween:31st October). These represent the changing of the seasons in the Celtic calendar. Two other important festivals are: Lá Fhéile Eóin (St John's Day) -23rd June and Lá Fhéile Stiofan/Lá an Dreoilín (St Stephen's Day/The Wren)- 26th December representing the summer & winter solstice
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Buachailli Bhride ag Tobar Bhride, Ard Mhacha - Playing the role of Biddy Boys at St Brigids Well, Armagh

Buachailli Bhride ag Tobar Bhride, Ard Mhacha - Playing the role of Biddy Boys at St Brigids Well, Armagh

Apple Blossom at Ardress House (National Trust) - wedding, mummers, Irish folk customs, masks

Apple Blossom at Ardress House (National Trust) - wedding, mummers, Irish folk customs, masks

La an Dreoilin 2010 - Wren Day (House visiting tradition) 2010

La an Dreoilin 2010 - Wren Day (House visiting tradition) 2010

Bealtaine - May. Apple Blossom season in Armagh.   This beautiful Bealtaine Bride got married among the apple blossoms of Ardress House in 2013

Bealtaine - May. Apple Blossom season in Armagh. This beautiful Bealtaine Bride got married among the apple blossoms of Ardress House in 2013

La an Dreoilin 2011 - Wren Day 2011

La an Dreoilin 2011 - Wren Day 2011

Lucht an Bealtaine ar Carraig an tSeabhaic! Bealtaine (May Day) fire on Carrickatuke

Lucht an Bealtaine ar Carraig an tSeabhaic! Bealtaine (May Day) fire on Carrickatuke

Buachailli Bhride, Ard Mhacha 2010 - Biddy Boys, Armagh 2010

Buachailli Bhride, Ard Mhacha 2010 - Biddy Boys, Armagh 2010

Siuloid Bealtaine, An Mhaigh, Ard Mhacha - Beataine Parade, Meigh, Armagh

Siuloid Bealtaine, An Mhaigh, Ard Mhacha - Beataine Parade, Meigh, Armagh

Samhain, Teach Hezlett, Carraig Caislean - Halloween, Hezlett House, Castlerock

Samhain, Teach Hezlett, Carraig Caislean - Halloween, Hezlett House, Castlerock

Oiche Shamhna i Lios na gCearrbhach - Halloween Night in Lisburn

Oiche Shamhna i Lios na gCearrbhach - Halloween Night in Lisburn


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