Canada Day Connemara National Park

There is a long list of events planned for Canada Day on the 1st of July at Connemara National Park .

Connemara National Park is twinned with Terra Nova National Park, Newfoundland. Two historic sites have due to the connection between the two places.  The Marconi Station at Derrygimagh and Signal Hill National Historic Site at St John’s.

Tá a lán imeachtaí ar siúl ar Lá Naisiúnta Ceanada ar an 1ú Iúil i gConamara.
Tá an Pháirc Naisiúnta nasctha le Páirc Terra Nova i dTalamh an Éisc agus dhá shuíomh stairiúil nasctha freisin – Suíomh Marconi Derryglimlagh agus Signal Hill i St John’s.

 

A huge programme of events  -Clár imeachtaí

Talks – Cainteanna

11am  Aoife Mannion – Agri Environmental Scheme at 11am

12.30 Joan Johnson – James & Mary Ellis & Sofia Sturge

2.00pm Eamonn McLoughlin –  Conservation in the Park

3pm Simon Kennedy – Killary Harbour Mussel Farming

 

Information Stands/ Seastáin Eolas

Corncrake Talk  /Caint faoin dTraonach

Connemara Beekeepers Stand /Cumann Beachairí Chonamara

Demonstrations /Taispeántas

Sheep Shearing  /Bearradh Caorach Tradisiúnta

Hay Making / Baint an Fhéir Tradisiúnta

Dry-Stone Wall Building / Togáil claí cloch

Traditional Weaving/Carding &Spinning  /Fíodóireacht/ Cardáil agus ag Sníomh

Willow Basket Making / Ag fí ciseáin sailí.

History, Harvesting & Uses of Seaweed – Stair / Baint agus Úsáidí Feamainn.

Wood Carving /Snoíodóireacht Admhaid

 

On Show -Ar taispeáint

Connemara Pony / CapaillíníChonamara

Cladoir Sheep / Caora Chladóír

Galway Sheep / Caora na Gaillimhe

Irish Moiled Cattle

Music/Ceol

Luke Gannon – 1pm to 2pm

Canadian National Anthem by Shonagh Flaherty

Other Events/ Imeachtaí Eile

Pond Dipping (at various times throughout the day)

Art Exhibition/Taispeantas Ealaíne

on Heritage Breeds of Ireland (this will run throughout the month of July and will include various art forms by local artists)

Fashion Show (time to be confirmed) Seo Faisiúin 

Showcasing Knitwear and Tweeds of Ireland

Guided Walk on the Archaeology of the Park by local Archaeologist Helen Riekstins (time to be confirmed)

 

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