Summary for the week ending Aug 17th, 2013

Here’s a summary of activity for the week ending August 17th, 2013.   The Unicursal THEREBY SUCCESS BECOMES CERTAIN Poster is another piece of helpful propaganda from the Ministry of Information, a take on the original trilogy of British posters from WWII. There’s downloadable wallpapers of each, and links to t-shirts and posters for several […]

The Evil Eye Festival in Falcarrach, Co Dunegal, Ireland on Aug 23-25, 2013

The Evil Eye Festival is taking place at Falcarrach, Co Dunegal, Ireland on August 23rd – 25th, 2013 [HT baloroftheevileye]. This festival celebrates how the parish “got its name at the hands of Balor of the Evil Eye and how his wicked deeds eventually led to his own demise” by telling the “mythological story of Balor of the Evil Eye told through drama, dance and music.”

Falcarrach Dunegal The Evil Eye Festival 2013

“In days of yore, far back in the night of time, a giant warrior lived among us. This giant, whom they called Balor, was feared by all because of his evil eye which could strike you dead with one glance of his foul and distorted vision.

The Evil Eye Festival aims to tell the story of how our parish – Chloich Cheannfhaola – got its name at the hands of Balor of the Evil Eye and how his wicked deeds eventually led to his own demise!

If you have a love for Celtic Mythology and archaeology then we invite you to join us for our Evil Eye festival. The festival aims to tell the story of how our parish – Cloch Chionnfhaolaigh – got its name at the hands of Balor. Watch the story unfold through live dance battles, giant puppetry processions,music and outdoor drama reenactions. Visit the archaeological sites of this small kingdom of Sli Lugdach whose people worshipped the pagan god Lugh. Witness the slaying of Balor by the pagan god and celebrate the victory with wine and music!

We invite International scholars of Irish studies and archaeology and all our friends abroad to this unique festival!” [via]