This section features videos about some of Ireland’s ancient festivals – most of which were forerunners to festivals that are familiar all over the world today.
The Celtic Festival of Bealtaine – celebrating May Day and the coming of summer. Filmed in the Bealtaine section of Brigit’s Garden in Ireland, and featuring haunting Celtic music by Arlene Faith.
The story of the Celtic Festival of Imbolc – the Spring Festival. Filmed in the Imbolc section of Brigit’s Garden in Co Clare and featuring haunting Celtic music by Arlene Faith.
The history of the Celtic Festival of Samhain – the forerunner to the modern Halloween. Filmed in the Samhain section of Brigit’s Garden in Co Clare, Ireland.
The story of the Celtic Festival of Lughnasadh – celebrating the new harvest. Filmed in the Lughnasadh section of Brigit’s Garden in Ireland and set to the haunting Celtic music of Arlene Faith.
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