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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 […]



Would like to volunteer at KFOL this year? We need help with the following: Bunting on the bridge – to be hung Friday 1st – in the morning/early afternoon Decorating the lantern parade route with candles, lanterns, etc – Sunday 3rd – morning Decorating bridge street and the Anchor beer garden for the Street Feast […]


The Druids – Brahmins of ancient Europe

Meet the Brahmins of ancient Europe, the high caste of Celtic society By Peter Berresford Ellis The Celtic people spread from their homeland in what is now Germany across Europe in the first millennium bce. Iron tools and weapons rendered them superior to their neighbors. They were also skilled farmers, road builders, traders and inventors […]

face painting inspiration

Paint your Face

Paint your face for the Festivl of Light Details The style: Dia de Los Muertos (see sample below). Where: Scoops icecream parlour in Ballina Quay When: 3rd November 2013 Time: 3-5.30pm (this is immediately before the parade, which will leave the Green in Killaloe (outside the Garda barracks) at 6.15pm Suitable for: Everyone…. not just […]


Dress wisely…

The Killaloe Festival of Light is mainly outdoors.  As it is Winter (& we’re in Ireland) make sure you wrap up…