Thursday 8th September 8pm (Door Open 7.30)
Connecting through Heritage at The Glens Centre, Thursday 8th Sept, 8-10pm, the first of these two showcase evenings highlights two wonderful heritage projects:
Local historian, Dr. Francis Kelly will give an illustrated talk on MacClancy’s Castle, built on a crannóg off the south shore of Lough Melvin, Rossclogher. Dr. Kelly will cover the archaeology of the site, the history of the MacClancy Lordship and the politics of the 16th Century, including the Spanish Armada and Brian O’Rourke. The evening will also introduce a documentary – commissioned by Leitrim County Council and produced by Edwina Guckian – highlighting the fascinating history of the site.
The Mummers’ Join
The second half of the evening shares the story of The Mummers’ Join and the current effort to rejuvenate the mumming traditions across the county. “Are you heading for the Join?” was a common phrase used not all that long ago in Leitrim if there was a night of craic ahead. A “join” meant a party – a gathering of a community to celebrate with music, song, dance and food. This tradition is exactly what the mummers in Leitrim are looking to revive in 2022. Join Edwina Guckian, Paddy and Eugene Gilroy on the night to find out more, and to hear more stories and memories of mumming in Leitrim in years past. And with them all in the house, there’ll no doubt be a tune and a dance!
For more information on this truly unique project see:
8pm. Tickets: €5