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14 Aug 2014

Féile an Átha BhuíBeidh Féile an Átha Bhuí ar siúl in Ard Mhacha Dé Sathairn 16ú Lúnasa le comóradh a dhéanamh ar an chath iomráiteach a troideadh taobh amuigh d’Ard Mhacha 416 bliain ó shin.

Cuirfidh ArdMhéara Ard Mhacha, an Comhairleoir Cathy Uí Raifeartaigh tús leis an Fhéile le siúlóid threoraithe ó Ardeaglais Naomh… Padraig d’Eaglais na hÉireann ar a 11am. Leanfaidh an tsiúlóid céimeanna arm Shasana a fhad leis an Ghráinseach, áit a stopfaidh sinn lenár lón a ithe agus as sin, ar aghaidh chuig suíomh an chatha féin agus ar aghaidh chuig An Port Mór

Beidh áit lárnach ag na cluichí Gaelacha san Fhéile agus reachtálfar comórtas camógaíochta Chorn an Átha Bhuí ar an Ghráinseach ó 3.30pm. Imreofar dúshlán iománaíochta ina dhiaidh sin ó 4.30pm do Sciath an Átha Bhuí. Beidh an tArdMhéara ag óstáil fáiltithe don fhéile ar 7.00pm i dtaillte Stáblaí an Pháláis.

This year’s Yellow Ford Festival will take place in Ard Mhacha on Saturday 16 August to celebrate the 416th anniversary of the faous battle which was fought just outside Armagh.

Armagh Lord Mayor, Councillor Cathy Rafferty will launch the festival, which gets underway with a guided walk, led by Dr Antaine Ó Donnaile, from St Patrick’s Church of Ireland cathedral at 11am. The walk will follow the Yellow Ford Trail to the Grange, across to the battlesite and on to An Port Mór.

Gaelic Games play a central part in the festival and the annual camogie competition Corn an Átha Bhuí will be played by local underage teams at the Grange from 3.30pm. This will be followed by a hurling challenge for the Sciath an Átha Bhuí at 4.30pm. The Lord Mayor will then host a reception for the Yellow Ford Festival at 7.00pm in the grounds of the Palace Stables to bring a close to the 416th commemoration of the Battle of the Yellow Ford.