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October 2 2021: Brí Leith

Oct 4, 2021 15:10 By katie
October 2 2021:  Brí Leith October 2 2021:  Brí Leith
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Brí Leith is a beautiful hill walk on a resurfaced old walkway on Brí Leith or Ardagh Mountain, associated with the legend of Midir & Etain.   Every last Sunday in July people gather for a walk up Brí Leith to remember the tradition of Bilberry Sunday.  The first modern revival of the walk came about in 2012 to commemorate a story where the High King of Ireland had the rights to the warm fruits of the mountain and they were collected on the Sunday before Lunasa so that he had them at his feast in Tara.

Anne Norris has been speaking to local resident and horticulturalist Brendan Farrell who's been describing the area where the hill or mountain is located, and the history associated with it…

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