On 28 January 2017, The Clans of Ulster celebrated Imbolc at the Brantry Bard.
A huge thank you to everyone who supported our event, for everyone in the Clans of Ulster team who worked hard in producing this fabulous day and to:
Sean Donnelly and family (Brantry Bard)
Rory Hughes and family (Brantry Bard)
Jim Ledwith – for your informative presentation on the Goddess Brid / Saint Bridget
Steffi Otto – Heritage Crafts Alive – for your fantastic demonstrations and teachings of traditional straw and rush crafts
Breezy Kelly – The Peacemaker – for your first class entertainment, storytelling, baking, song and dance and especially for filling the Brantry with tears of laughter!
Anne Marie McAleese – BBC Radio Ulster – Your Place and Mine – your interview with us brought people in from near and far
And a particular thank you to all the folk who travelled from Donegal, Randalstown, Downpatrick, Lurgan and Cookstown – it was an absolute pleasure to meet you all and we were delighted to see you at the event.
Nora Donnelly who won The Great Brantry Bake off with her delicious breads and apple tart. And for the tour of the Horseshoe Forge!
Marina Mohan and the Blackwatertown Colthas for their brilliant song and music.
Brendan McAnallen, Jimmy Kane – O’Neill Country Historical Society for all your support.
The Bottle of Benburb
Mid Ulster Council
Thank you to our Prize Sponsors:
Cu Chulainn bar (Armagh)
The Station Bar (Armagh)
P.V Macari Interiors
Renaissance Design & Decoration
McAnallen’s Spar (Benburb)