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A celebration of Samhain, Diwali and Dia de los Muertos celebrated in Killaloe, Co. Clare The Killaloe Festival of Light occurs annually when the moon is absent (black/new moon) after the harvest full moon. It marks the end of Summer (light) and the arrival of Winter (darkness). Traditionally this would signify the end of the […]

KFOL Final Poster

New Poster 2014

 SCHEDULE 2014  11-4pm Prop Building at the Killaloe Men’s Shed (family resource centre main street Killaloe) Viking ship, Wicker Man & giant lanterns 3-6.30pm Face painting at Wood brothers Bistro (alley) 7pm – Parade leaves the Green (outside Killaloe Gardai station) 7.30pm – Fires show at the Lakeside (grounds) 7.45pm Sky lantern release 8pm – Community Feast

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Disguise yourself

We recommend that you disguise yourself for added protection…. It was believed that on the night of Samhain the veil between the two worlds was thinnest and malevolent beings from the Otherworld had a free pass to walk amongst the living. Some would play tricks or harm the people they would meet. To avoid this from […]

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Samhain

 Old Samhain Beliefs Samhain was the division of the year between the lighter half (summer) and the darker half (winter). Samhain marked the end of the Celtic year and new beginnings. The cycle of life was celebrated. It was the night when the veil between the two worlds was thinnest and when the denizens of the otherworld […]

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KFOL 13

Some footage from the KFOL ’13