May Sunday Festival Get involved!

We are so thrilled to have Killeagh’s historic May Sunday Festival back in full swing for 2022! We are currently working on programming the annual celebration which will take place in Glenbower Wood, at Greywood Arts and other sites throughout the village from April 30th – May 2nd. 

As you may know, this is a community festival which began nearly 200 years ago. Since its revival in 2018 the festival celebrates the history, ecology and creativity of the locality. In the spirit of this, we are writing to invite you to participate in this year’s festivities.

It’s time to get your imaginations going and your creativity flowing! We invite you to propose an event, walk, talk, art installation, or other interactive experience for the 2022 festival. With the success of last year’s Art Trail, your group might be feeling inspired to create a piece of artwork to place in the wood. We would love you to create something that represents your community group/ school/ class, as well as paying homage to the history of The May Sunday Festival, Killeagh/Inch, Bealtaine, or the unique and special environment of Glenbower Woods. 

Greywod Arts is planning the following: 

Friday evening – May Bush Making Workshop 

Saturday – Art + Craft Market, Nature Writing Workshop, Maija Sofia folk music event

Sunday – Open Air Dance & picnic, Walkabout Performers 

Sunday evening – music in local pubs

Monday – Litter Pick in Glenbower

Plus more TBA!

All events will be publicised in the May Sunday Festival Programme which is distributed to all village centre houses and businesses, and through Greywood’s social media channels. Bookings for events that require pre-registration must be managed by the organising group. Any fees charged for events must be nominal and in the spirit of accessibility. Contributions toward the cost of promotion and insurance are appreciated. 

Events and artworks must not damage any of the natural environment of the woodland.  The festival believes in the ethos of Leave No Trace. 

If you’d like to participate, we would love to invite you for a brainstorming session or a walk in Glenbower wood, where we can look at potential locations for your proposal. Greywood Arts is happy to provide support to groups coordinating events / artworks and will work with you to ensure you are set up for success. 

Please let us know of your intent to host an event by March 25th.

Contact us to schedule a site visit / brainstorming session! 

Event details must be confirmed by April 1st for inclusion in print materials. / 083 845 1750 

We look forward to hearing your ideas!