Sonraí uilig / All the details:
1915 Magheraroarty Pier on Friday evening the 12th September.
2015 Arrival on the island - Fáilte Mhór ó - Patsy Dan Mac Ruaidhrí, an Rí - The king pictured below.
Guests will be shown where to check in to accommodation. After we all check in, we'll gather for a briefing about the weekend.
10pm, we will head off on a guided "Star Gazing Walk" of the island and after we are suitably inspired by the walk, guests will settle in to enjoy a vibrant Irish traditional session with visiting musicians and the Islanders from around midnight.
Saturday morning after breakfast.
11am Set Dancing workshop or 11am Colmcille History walk
1300 - Break for lunch
1400 Sean Nós Dancing workshop
1600 Finish workshops and walks.
Free time to rest before the Ceilí Mór that night. Take the time to wonder around, visit the Gallery, check out the Lighthouse, take some pics or just relax and take it all in.
2100 Ceilí Mór - this will be a mixture of dancing, singing, poetry, sean nos and more and will be organised by Noilín Ní Cholla. End time? - Who knows, who cares....
Sunday morning after breakfast.
12 noon meet at the hotel for Sea Foraging with the King himself.
Patsy will take a group down to the shore and give us a lesson on gathering Carragheen and Winkle Picking Tory style. Afterwards, we'll head back up to the Hotel and get them boiled up for lunch and enjoy with some complimentary home made bread.
3.30pm Event ends, take boat back to the mainland.