Win tickets to Green Village Music Festival on September 24!

Just a few miles off the M6 motorway, The Green Village Music & Arts Festival is set in the remarkable parkland of Mount Druid in the village of Castletown Geoghegan, Co. Westmeath.

The Green Village Festival, will celebrate the best of Irish community with a one day programme of contemporary and traditional music, old time dance, poetry and literature as well as children’s events. During this harvest period in September we feel it’s an ideal time to also demonstrate traditional crafts and rural life. In addition we will be showcasing the best in local food all while spreading eco awareness among 200,000 native broadleaf trees.

The Village Festival will bring together local communities in a spirit of co-operation to work towards social and economic regeneration of the area, enable groups to show their work to the wider population and will create an independent and transparent fund to benefit local charities and community groups.

Over 40 different acts on 6 unique stages. Here are some of the main features to look forward to on the day;

Mount Druid Stage:

The main stage is a varied mix of contemporary and traditional music with both upcoming and established Irish and international acts.

The Stunning, Ryan Sheridan, Bipolar Empire, Vladimir Jablokov, The Riptide Movement, The Aftermath, Castletown Geoghegan Comhaltas Groupconfirmed. More acts to follow as well as special guests announced very soon.

Stables Stage:

Hosted by the legendary Mullingar venue The Stables featuring the best local and national rock acts. Preachers Son, The Minnows, Riccotta, Icon on Fire, The Dave Peyton Band, Moustache, 24 Broken Amps.

The Village Hall:

Take a two-step back in time for the best of old time, country, bluegrasss and Cajun.Fling, Tennessee Breakdown Band, The Woodbines, Arrow in the Sky, The Egg and Spoons, Chris Loughrey Band, Mikey and the Scallywags, Excel, Wounded Bear – The John Martin Show.

Spoken Word Stage:

An eclectic mix of readings, comedians, poets, theatre (incl The Hardy Bucks and Mary McEvoy). Leviathan political debate on community with special guest speakers including David McWilliams and George Galloway, History Ireland Hedge School and much more.

Eco Village:

The Eco Village will present solutions on energy efficient management, monitoring, upgrading, and refurbishment of existing homes and provide inspiration on how we will reach these significant reduction targets.

This will take place in the form of talks and workshops delivered by some of Irelands leading experts in Sustainable Building and Domestic Energy Management and Reduction; with significant opportunities for addressing your individual queries,

 Alongside Demonstrations of Renewable Energy Technologies such as Wind Turbines, Solar Panels, Insulation methods, etc.

Pop up Youth Café:

Showcasing the best of local young talent.

Featuring local bands such as The Props, Good Man Sheila, Neon Tetris.

Food and craft village:

The food village will feature the area’s finest food producers, with demonstrations while the craft area will have demonstrations and workshops in traditional skills.

Children’s Area:

An exciting programme of kids’ games, activities, theatre and workshops.

Táin arts trail:

A collaboration of local artists depicting scenes of the Tain trail through different mediums

Match Making Tent:

As well as enjoying the perfect day out you may also find your perfect mate!

Soul Electro:

Chill out to the sounds of various DJs including Charlotte Sometimes and Leon Matthews in the summer house by the lake shore.

Cocktail, wine and regular bar

and much much more….

 

History of the grounds:

The Táin is a legendary epic from Irish mythology which recounts the war between Queen Maeve of Connacht; her husband Aillil and the Ulster hero Cu Chulainn over a prize bull: the Donn Cuailgne. Legend holds that the final battle of this story took place not far from the village of Castletown Geoghegan in what is now County Westmeath.

The Village Festival is inspired by this tale and the fascinating ancient heritage of this part of Ireland which includes the Hill of Uisneach, residence of the High Kings of Ireland, and the picturesque Lough Ennell, the setting for Jonathan Swift’s Lilliput from Gulliver’s Travels.

 

Ticket Prices:

€35 single adult

€30 early bird (valid until Sat August 27th)

€25 student

€20 OAP

€89 Family ticket incl 2 adults + 2 teens

All prices are inclusive of booking fee

 

Children under 12 FREE

Camping FREE

Campervans FREE

 

ID required where applicable

 

Tickets available from

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