Eachtra Journal

ISSN 2009-2237

St Declan’s Pattern Festival

May, 2010 · Written by: John Tierney Print This Page This entry is part 7 of 21 in the Issue 06

Our friends in the Ardmore Pattern Festival have put a modern face on a 1500 year old tradition by relaunching their website. The website represents a modern revival of the large scale festival, while the Pattern tradition has never waned in recent times. The 19th century festival, in particular, has been studied by Dr Stiofán Ó Cadhla of UCC Folklore department.

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