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Pilgrimage Sunday in Freshford

by Edited by Jimmy Rhatigan

FÉILE Lachtain 2022 continues when Pilgrimage Sunday will be held in Freshford on July 10. 

There will be a sponsored walk to Clashacrow Church and, after returning to the village, walkers will complete the pilgrimage by ambling to Ballylarkin Church.

 Entry is by donation and all are welcome. The walk begins from the tent on the Green at 1pm.

Féile Lachtain 2022 commemorates the death in 622 Anno Domino of Freshford’s patron saint. 

It also celebrates over 1400 years of worship on the site of St Lachtain’s Church of Ireland. 

Future events include lectures, concerts and an art exhibition by local artists during Arts Week. 

A lecture on the excavations at the church will be given by Cóilín Ó Drisceoil on August 15.

Griffin Murray of UCC will deliver a lecture on the shrine of St Lachtain’s Arm on September 9. 

A concert by the Rafter Family, which will incorporate violinist Patrick Rafter’s homecoming concert, will be held on October 8 in St Lachtain’s RC Church while the choir of St Canice’s Cathedral will perform a concert on October 15 at St Lachtain’s Church of Ireland. 

The festival will end in November with Mass during which the spiritual songs of Elvis Presley will be sung by Alexander Rafter. 

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