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Late solstice festivitiesLate solstice festivities
Monday, 4th July 2005

A group of mummers from the county celebrated the summer solstice with a four-day delay last weekend. Joined by English Morrismen, the artistic group honoured the occasion with dance and music around a mountaintop bonfire. The celebrations took place all over the islands in Upper Lough Erne near Aughakillymaude, Derrylin. A torchlit procession, during which the straw-clad mummers and Morris men ascended Knockninny Hill, preceded the bonfire. On the summit of the hill there are still to be found the relics of a Bronze Age burial cairn.



Story Provided Courtesy of Irish Emigrant Publications



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