The Éigse na Brídeoige is a long-established cultural festival. We will be holding the 29th Éigse festival in January 2022 in venues throughout the Gaeltacht villages of Uíbh Ráthach Co Kerry – Cathair Dónal, An Dromod, Baile ‘n Sceilg, An Coireán (Waterville) and An Gleann.


IRD Waterville organised and held the inaugural St. Patricks Day Parade in Waterville in 2012 and the event has been going from strength to strength in the years since.


The Amergin Solstice Poetry Gathering will run from the evening of 20th June to 23rd June 2021, when we will finish with a St. John’s Eve bonfire


Celebrate the Waterville Freedom Festival in early July in Waterville
A celebration of all things cultural to all our visitors who have been coming to Waterville for many years


The Waterville Trailrunning Festival is a series of trail races over 3 days, along the Lough Currane/Derrynane loop of the Kerry Way, on the Atlantic tip of the Iveragh Peninsula.


The Hardman Skellig Coast Triathlon is a challenging swim, cycle and run which starts and finishes in the village


The Charlie Chaplin Comedy Film Festival honours the pioneering spirit of a great filmmaker and takes place annually in August.


Join us for a great weekend of guided walks, from easy to expert level & a seashore walk for kids!


The New Years Eve Street Party is an annual event to ring in the New Year with a BANG!


Category: General Bothering the Dead! - Tech Amergin

July 20, 2019

Songs, Stories, Rants, and Revelations – all in one very unique performance!

A Reckoning with the Ancestors

Written & performed by Catherine Cunningham

Saturday 20th July 2019

When Catherine receives an unusual transmission from a tomato plant, she is forced to reconsider the legacy of being part of a good and decent Irish Catholic family.  She reluctantly agrees to its request that she sing the song of the natural world “on whom you depend for everything that you have and everything that you are.”

As the song unfolds, she rapidly finds herself mired in a world of liars, emperors, sorcerers and astronauts – with an interventionist granny hovering in the background.

She discovers a generations-deep conspiracy to banish the natural world from her seeing, and ultimately finds herself in a confrontation with her long-dead Granny – and the proud line of women who came before her.

These women lure Catherine down through the pain of her cultural and family herstory and then into her own personal psyche where she is shown how she too has made a bargain not to see – and how this has cost her “the seeing of her eyes and the living presence of love”.

Highly irreverent and deeply spiritual, Bothering the Dead is an ecospiritual journey of healing and reconciliation culminating in a message from the ancestors that unless we remember our true relationship to the world around us, we will bequeath a terrible legacy to coming generations. Tickets €12. Booking essential on 066 9478956.

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