Barbara and Lora would like to thank everyone who has been involved with Féile Draíochta since the very first event in 2003. It has been at times exhilarating, at times frustrating, however, there comes a time in everything that a decision has to be made that things have to move on. Lora could not be part of the organisation of 2016 due to pressures that demanded her presence and time elsewhere. Barbara decided at the end of the 2015 event that 2016 would be her last year as an organiser, so they both move on. This leaves room for a new team of organisers to step in and take up the reins and, hopefully, take Féile Draíochta to new places and expand its horizons. We will keep you updated as to the changes when and as they occur! Thank you for all your support for all these years. Be blessed in all your endeavours and, the Gods being good, we will see you at Féile Draíochta next year in a different role,
Barbara and Lora
Forgot to get your ticket? The Early Bird offer has been extended to the 26th of September. That’s a fantastic €20 for and adult day ticket, and €10 for a child’s day ticket – applicable to children between the ages of 10 and 15. Remember with this you have complete access to all talks and workshops.
As you are all aware every year we collect money for different charities. Last year it was animal charities and Cat’s Aid, Royal Dog Rescue and the Seal Rescue Centre were the beneficiaries of the extremely generous donations that you made.
This year, we are collecting for the Simon Community, so we would ask you to be extra generous and help the homeless as we descend into the dark of the year. We are going to have a collection box for donations of clothing and toiletries as well, so if you would like to bring something along, make sure it’s practical and portable. Our Wish Tree will further go to help the charity, so as you hang a wish, spare a thought for those who are homeless and on the streets this winter, and perhaps make a wish for them as well as making a small donation.
We will be having our Wish Tree again this year, all proceeds to go to charity, just write your wish, hang it on the tree, and we will burn them in our Samhain fires and release them to the Universe for you. The Wish Tree pot has been with Barbara all year, being tended and planted. So it’s extra special for all of you!
We will be having the community table as per usual this year, so bring your fliers, business cards, brochures, etc., and leave them there for people to browse or take away with them. This is a free service for all the community.
Lots of news updates for you!! Don’t forget you can get a market only ticket for just €6 if you don’t have the full day to spend with us and just want to pop in for a little while. You can catch a talk or a workshop with this by paying just €6 per talk or workshop at the reception desk, and getting a pass.
Full Day Pass just €20 when you book before 27th September 2014. The Early Bird offer ends midnight on the 27th September. From the 28th, the price will go up to €25 for a Day Pass.
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