We Had a Ball!
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Two Hundred years ago, Lisselton Bardic School in the parish of Ballydonoghue was famous throughout Munster and beyond for Poetry and Learning. It was the seat of The Court of The Wise, Cúirt na Súagh, led by Pádraig Liath Ó Conchubhair, hedge schoolmaster, poet, teacher, writer and native Irish speaker.
On March 24th to 27th, 2022, the Ballydonoghue Bardic Festival, an annual weekend festival to celebrate this outstanding literary tradition, was held in Lisselton, North Kerry.
The emphasis was on fun and enjoyment as much as on culture.
Competitions in creative writing in Irish and English were held during the run-up to the festival, with prizes for the Junior and Adult winners to be awarded on opening night.
Music, writing and Sean-Nós dancing workshops took place on Saturday, with a Grand Festival Concert on Saturday night.
An hour of Caint agus Comhrá as Gaeilge on Sunday morning at 11 o’clock, followed by an open-microphone session, brought the festival to a close at 2 pm.
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