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Ferns Gathering Friday 7th June 2013


Parade Launch:

The weekend will get off to a great start with this Parade which will feature the renowned Wexford based street theatre group Bui Bolg. The Parade will start at 7p.m. from St. Mary's Abbey and work its way up Main St., finishing in the grounds of Ferns Castle. Members of the local community, schools, clubs and groups will be out in force, many wearing period costume, so there should be a really festive atmosphere. In preparation for the parade, Bui Bolg have put on workshops to help locals make puppetry characters for the Parade. There are still a few places on the remaining workshops so get in touch if you'd like to take part: fernsgathering@fernsvillage.ie Click here for more information Click here for more information

Official Launch

The parade will finish at Ferns Castle and the official launch will take place on its arrival. Anne Doyle will officially launch the Gathering weekend, assisted by 'The O'Morchoe', descendent of the Kings of Leinsters and a direct descendent of Diarmuid MacMurrough's brother Morogh McMorogh (Diarmuid handed the Kingship on to his brother Morogh).

Schools Reunion:

The Ferns Schools Reunion will have a focus on the class of 63 but all pupils of schools in the Ferns parish are more than welcome. We are delighted to have Ferns' own Anne Doyle in attendance. Anne is a keen supporter of all things Ferns and makes regular trips to 'the old sod'. This is a great opportunity to catch up with pals you havenít seen in a while. Enjoy a meal and entertainment will be provided by Ferns Comhaltas. Tickets will be available on the night @ Ä10. If you would like to attend, let us know by emailing fernsgathering@fernsvillage.ie.

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