Táin March 2017 gets underway today
The Táin March gets underway today in Co Roscommon.
The Táin March is a fun, family event, held annually to celebrate the Táin Bo Cuailgne (The Cattle Raid of Cooley), Ireland’s most famous saga, and the warrior champions Cuchulainn and Ferdia.
It gets underway today in Rathcroghan, Co Roscommon – where Queen Medb began her quest for the Brown Bull of Cooley – and over the next week it will take in Cloondara, Longford, Ballinalee, Granard, Ballymanus, Crossakeel, Teltown and Rathkenny before arriving in Ardee in Co Louth on Thursday June 1st at approximately 1pm.
It will then leave Ardee on Friday June 3nd at 9am, travelling through Tallanstown and Louth Village before arriving in Knockbridge at 2.30pm.
It will then leave Knockbridge the next morning, Saturday June 3rd at 9am, travelling through Rathiddy and Castletown before arriving in Dundalk at 1pm where a re-enacted battle will take place at the Market Square.
It will then leave Toberona in Dundalk on Sunday morning June 4th at 9am, travelling through Faughart, Kilnasaggart, Jonesborough and Ravensdale before arriving at the Lumpers pub in Ballymakellett at 4pm.
It will then complete its final leg on Bank Holiday Monday June 5th when it departs the Lumpers at 9am before travelling through Carnawaddy, Clermont Cairn and on to Omeath where it is expected to arrive at around 3pm.
Everyone is welcome to join in the march on any day that suits.
Full details can be found at www.tainmarch.ie