8th – 10th September.
Venue: Brú Ború - Saturday, Sunday 9.30 a.m. (opening Vicar’s Choral, Rock of Cashel 7.00 p.m. Friday)
The history of Cashel and Munster in the 7th Century A.D. comes alive for readers around the world through the Sr. Fidelma series of mystery novels by Peter Tremayne. Sr. Fidelma, a Dálaigh, is the fictional sister of King Colgú of Munster. The growing popularity of the books and short stories has spurred a renewed interest in 7th Century Ireland by bringing to life events of the past from the university lecture rooms to a wider audience.
Cashel Arts Festival is proud to host the 6th gathering of members of the International Sister Fidelma Society as well as fans of the series from Europe, Canada, Japan and South America and Ireland. The author, Peter Tremayne, will be in attendance and talk on Fidelma.
The weekend comprises of a series of talks, workshops, and visits to the ancient site at Knockgraffon (original place for the crowning of the Kings of Munster) as well as an outreach programme in the Library and local schools. Speakers include T.V Scriptwriter Marteinn Thorisson, Nancy Marck Cantwell, Chair of English Daemen College, Amherst, New York, Dr. Kevin Murray, U.C.C.
Weekend and day rates available – full details on www.cashelartsfest.com and follow link to Feile Fidelma
Seán Canney, TD and former Minister for State at the Office of Public works will be the guest speaker at the opening of the weekend at 7.30 p.m. in the Vicar’s Choral.