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October 16, 2008

Feile na Samhna - a New and Dynamic Community Festival.

For details of Feile Na Samhna 2009 visit the listing on Events
Or view more details on the FADA website which contains a List of Activities

Feile na Samhna 2008

Feile na Samhna will raise spirits in these gloomy days of economic storms and uncertainty.

This festival has been organised in collaboration with  FADA, VOICE, Culture factory and with the assistance of members of the Bealtaine committee.  

For hundreds of years, harvest festivals have brought neighbours together as a community, to talk, trade and celebrate the plentiful food before the beginning of the long nights of winter. We need to bring back just that kind of community network, traditional skills and local food that festivals used to celebrate, and so FADA and several other community groups are hosting a Halloween Festival, Feile na Samhna, at the Ryston Social Club in Newbridge Saturday, Nov. 1.

The one-day, family-friendly event will feature traditional hand crafts and skills, informative talks on sustainable living, facilitated discussion forums, low-tech kids entertainment, a heritage exhibition compiled by local students, local artists, dancers, performers and musicians.

For more information contact FADA, a local voluntary organization seeking local solutions to global problems. For more information visit or attend one of our twice-monthly meetings in the Parish Centre, Charlotte Street, Newbridge.

For information about the group you can also contact Brian Kaller at 087-299-4552 or at