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Legends of the Mountains

Cycles: Spokes

A short film about local folktales and their historical context.

"A folktale is medicine of hope in the darkest of times"

Folktales surrounding an ancient sacred site, hold within them a turbulent and painful history.

In this short film directed by Nuala Dalton, members of Killoughternane Drama Group, County Carlow, recount excerpts from these local tales, and historians share the historical context through which they emerged.

Featuring Kevin Whelan, Dr Coleman Dennehy and John Stocks Powell.

Supported by Creative Ireland and Carlow County Council Arts.


This talk is part of Spokes, a series of discussions and workshops about our sense of place within County Carlow. Spokes hosts conversations on language, cycling, ecology and more.


Spokes is part of Cycles, a community engagement project happening across Hacketstown, Rathvilly, Graiguecullen and Tullow, and led by artists Michelle Browne and Eszter Némethi. Cycles will culminate in a large outdoor cycling and performance event in September 2023.

Funded by ART:2023, a Decade of Centenaries programme

Presented by The Arts Council | An Chomhairle Ealaíon, in association with the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media.

This project is created in partnership with Carlow Sports Partnership, Carlow County Council Arts Office, Carlow County Development Partnership, Carlow County Library, Carlow Museum and Carlow Environmental Network.

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