The Táin March 2017

28 May 2017 00:00 – 05 June 2017 23:59
Location: Rathcroghan Co. Roscommon to Omeath Co. Louth, Omeath, County Louth, Ireland
Category:Festivals & Events

The Táin March 2017

Táin MarchThe Táin March commences onSunday 28th May in Rathcrogan, Co. Roscommon reaching Omeath in Co. Louth on Bank Holiday Monday the 5 June.

Queen Maeve will set out on The Táin with her loyal warriors (the 27th Army Battalion from Aitken Barracks, Dundalk) on the week long march to Omeath on the Cooley Peninsula, amassing more warriors on route from Rathcroghan, Co. Roscommon.

Who will March with Queen Maeve? Will You?

Queen Maeve wants warriors, walkers, and welcomers.Will you march with Maeve? For some of the journey or for the whole thing? Get in touch today to find out more. An open invitation to get involved is extended to all and if you would like to participate please contact The Táin March via the "Get Involved" contact page. 

Omeath Monday 5th of June will host the final Day of the Táin March!

Queen Maeve meets Cú Chulainn - Don’t miss it! 

The last day of The Táin March 2017 will begin at The Lumpers Pub in Ravensdale at 9.00am on Bank Holiday Monday morning and begin its final descent into Omeath. Everyone and anyone is invited to dress as warriors and join the glorious walk across the Cooley Mountains hosting the most spectacular views of the entire journey which started off in Roscommon 3 weeks ago. 

The people of Omeath are ready to greet Maebh’s weary soldiers in Celtic traditional style! 

A hundred children from 3 local schools will form two armies, each supporting their warrior of choice and the arrival will begin an afternoon of music, dancing and feasting. The merriment will be set against the shores of Carlingford Lough, looking across at the majestic Mountains of Mourne. A Celtic feast will welcome them alongside a reenactment of Maebh’s arrival and her first face to face confrontation with Cú Chulainn.

The Wholeway Walking Route

Places associated with the Táin will be used as points for imparting information on, and or delivering readings from, the story of the Táin. 

The route is 237km in length (plotted on Google Maps), distances and times are also calculated from Google Maps The route is broken up into nine days, each day will cover a distance between 18 & 35 km in length. 

The route from Tulsk, Co. Roscommon (Crúachain) to Oristown, Co. Meath (Tailtiu) mirrors the outward journey of Queen Medb's forces in pursuit of the Brown Bull. The route from Oristown (Tailtiu) to Omeath, Co. Louth (Cúailnge) mirrors the homeward journey with the captured bull in tow, i.e. Queen Medb's forces were moving in the opposite direction, from Omeath to Oristown.

Places associated with the Táin Bó Cúailgne will be used as points for imparting information on, and/or delivering readings from, the story of the Táin.

A series of events will take place along the route for the annual Táin March.. It's shaping up to be a great event with big events in Rathcroghan, Knockbridge, Dundalk and Omeath. Be sure to get involved this year. More information to follow...

The Tain March.
Sunday 28th May – Monday 6st June 2015
Detailed information on

Tain March 2017 Louth Route

Táin March 2015

Visit our Fáilte Ireland Approved Accommodation pages for accommodation in Omeath and close by, there are lots of accommodation options to meet your requirements while attending the the Táin March on the Cooley Peninsula.

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