Timahoe Heritage Festival
Event Type: Festival
Event Definition: Family Fun
Start Date: 04-06-2022
End Date: 05-06-2022
Website: Event Website
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Timahoe Heritage Festival 2022
Saint Mochua traveled to Timahoe, Co. Laois, in the 7th century, where he built his first and best-known monastery (Teach Mochua).
The ruined monastery still possesses one of the finest Round Towers in Ireland, which bears an elaborately carved Romanesque doorway.
The Annals of the Four Masters state that in 919 the oratory of St. Mochua, at Timahoe was plundered and burned by Viking raiders.
Lots to see and do worth a visit
Food & Craft Fair.
The Food & Craft Fair takes place on both days of this year’s Festival, starting at approximately 11:30 each day.
Organisers are delighted to host some of the best craftspeople, and artisans of the finest foods, from near and far, to the picturesque village of Timahoe, as we celebrate over 1100 years of our history!
In 919, Viking raiders marched on the Monastic settlement at Timahoe, burning the oratory to the ground. In 2019, one millennium and a century later, the same site, was the focal point of their inaugural Timahoe Heritage Festival.
They had of course planned to hold the event again in 2020, but Covid-19 scuppered all that, as it did again in 2021.
So with things looking a bit more promising, we have set the dates for our second Timahoe Heritage Festival on June 4th & 5th 2022.