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Shorelines Arts Festival Sept 19 -22

This years Shorelines Arts Festival returns to the lakeside town of Portumna, just 10 mins from Fuchsia Lane Farm, for 4 days at the end of September.  This annual festival offers a range of Theatrical, Literary, Musical and Visual Arts experiences that will offer something to suit everyone.  

Theatre programme highlights include ‘Before’ by Fishamble: The new Play company, written and performed by Pat Kinevane, winner of Herald Archangel Award 2019 Edinburgh, ‘Arán agus Im’ with Manchán Magan featuring insights into the wonders of the Irish language food and local Irish food, with freshly baked sourdough and delicious butter churned by the audience.

Musical highlights include the iconic band Scullion and the contemporary sound of ZoDoMo, comprising the acclaimed traditional  muscian Máirtín O’Connor with  Zoe Conway and Donal Lunny

The Visual Arts Programme include the Shorelines Art Exhibition running for two weeks at the Gallery at the Workhouse.

Full details and online booking can be found at shorelinesartsfestival.com/

Alternatively, download the festival programme here  shorelines_2019_festival_brochure 

Portumna Forest Marathons 7th May & 11th June

Portumna Forest Marathons

Portumna is a small town in the heart of rural Galway, just 10 mins drive from Fuchsia Lane Farm. The name Portumna comes from the Irish word Port Omna, meaning the landing place of the oak tree. So not surprisingly, perched on the edge of the quaint little town is a magnificent 450 hectacres of coniferous woodland of Scots Pine and Norway spruce. Portumna Forest Park is also home to a whole host of animals including Fallow deer and the red Squirrel. Every June, the agility of the wild animals in their natural habitat is mimicked by the ‘best of the best’ of distance runners from all over Ireland. In recent years participants have come from all over the world in their quest to find the ultimate Ultra marathon.

For more information and online entries visit http://www.forestmarathon.com/index.html

 

 

Portumna Forest Marathon