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Sunday 30th September - Program of Events (Ardagh Chalice 150 Festival) 


12.00pm - 5.00pm: Ardagh Village. 

Food and Craft Stalls, (including Pig-on-a-Spit)


2.00pm - 4.00pm: Ardagh Village. 

Photos with Viking and Celt costumes, masks, spears and shields - €5 per picture 


2.00pm (approx): Ardagh Village. 

Special guest Pa O’Dwyer, 

Ireland and UK’s Strongest Man 2018 


3.00pm: Rerasta Fort. 

A Guided Walk and Talk on location where the Ardagh Chalice was discovered - FREE EVENT 


4.00pm: The Parish Field (Ardagh) 


The last Druid by Paul Moriarty takes place in the parish field. It is an outdoor drama featuring Aengus; the last Druid in Munster. It describes how a a very special Chalice, a Goblet, the Brooches of Four Suns and Irelands Largest Hill Fort became central to his life. Told in two acts it describes the disappearance and rediscovery of our country’s most iconic treasure. It includes an original score of rhytme, song and dance as well as songs with permission from Loreena McKennitt and Shaun Davey. 

(Warning-contains warring Celts and real Vikings) - ENTRY FEE €10 Adults, Children Free. 



7.00pm Doors open and 8.00pm Start: Ardagh Church

Ardagh Chalice Classical Concert in the Church with Canon Tony Mullins as Master of Ceremonies. 

Jean O’Brien Accompanist, St Molua’s Church Choir, 

Siobhan and Theresa from St Molua’s Choir, 

Eoin Burke Musician,  

Seanachaí Ger Liston,  

St Molua’s National School Choir, 

Ardagh Carrigkerry Comhaltas Group, 

Coolcappa Musical Group,  

Kilcolman National School, 

Coolcappa National School. 


Recitation by Dr Paddy Fullam with a poem composed for the occasion.  


Music Medley from Canon Tony Mullins, Fr. Tim Curtin and Fr. Liam Enright 


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