Towards Lughnasa and an Open Weekend!

The festival of Lughnasa honours the Celtic god Lugh of the Tuatha de Danann. Lugh was the  god of arts and crafts among Celtic tribes and Lughnasa sat high in the Calendar of festivals. Lughnasa ushered in the harvest season. Lughnasa was a celebration of, and for, the Divine, for a successful harvest. This ancient festival marks the first day of autumn in the Celtic Calendar, and thus the start of the harvest season. In Britain Lughnasa is known as Lammas, from the Anglo-Saxon hlaef-mass meaning ‘loaf-mass’. Here in Ireland the nearest Sunday to Lughnasa was known as Cally Sunday,…