The Tain March, the unique event which will witness an ‘army’ marching across County Louth for charity on June 23- June 26th, is pleased to announce a national photographic competition with a prize of €1000 for the best picture that captures the essence of the innovative event.
The March will begin with the gathering of Queen Maeves army of warriors in Ardee on Thursday the 23rd June where a re-enactment of the battle of the Ford between Cuchulainn and Ferdia will take place followed by the king’s feast held in their honour at Ardee Castle.
On Friday 24th, the army will march to Knockbridge,(the location of Cuchulainn’s Stone, on which he died) where a local re-enactment and traditional Irish night will be hosted for the warriors before they bed down for the night.
The following day the march will continue to Dundalk and march through the town, site of the Muirheivne Plains. A Street Fleadh with street bands including the legendry Bagatelle will welcome the army. The horses and walkers will camp on the outskirts of the town at Bellurgan Park and will enjoy the festivities in Dundalk well into the night.
On Sunday 26th, the Cooley Mountains will once again witness the mighty approach of Maeves Army climbing over the Golyin Pass from Glenmore at 2.30 pm and into the village of Carlingford. This spectacular end of the journey will be greeted by the villagers who will toast the army’s arrival and offer bread and pig to the hungry warriors. As the celtic customs dictated, visitors to the town will be advised to eat the customary salted bread available on the day in order to avoid any quarrelling.
- Competitors are required to register before Friday 17th June.
- Registered competitors will be allowed to submit a maximum of 2 pictures by e-mail only to email@example.com.
- Cost of Registration – €10
- Coordinators decisions will be final.
- Photographers must be in celtic costume.
Further details please log on to www.thetainmarch.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org
This event is administered on behalf of Louth Land of Legends – full of life and supported by Louth County Council and Fáilte ireland.