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Cathal Bui Festival 2017

The Cathal Buí Festival, Blacklion’s community, arts, and heritage celebration returns from 28th June to 3rd July this year with another packed programme of events. Named after the famous Gaelic poet Cathal Buí Mac Giolla Ghunna, this festival celebrates the wealth of culture that West Cavan has to offer.

The festivities kick off on Wednesday, 28th June and inlcudes a packed programme of guided walks, art and pottery exhibitions and a full programme of night-time entertainment in local bars each night.

Keep an eye on this page for the festival programme. For more information, see