On Sunday, March 13th 2016, Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre will again be the venue for the Annual Céili and Set Dancing Session known as the ‘Shindig in the Centre’. This popular family day out gets the St Patrick’s Day celebrations in the Boyne Valley off to an energetic and fun start.
The festivities start with a special menu in the Tea Rooms where locals and visitors alike can enjoy traditional Irish food.
At 2.00 pm the dancing will begin under the watchful eye and guidance of Shay White of Donore, who will be Fear an Tí for the afternoon. Shay encourages one and all to get up and dance and talks everyone through the steps. So if you have forgotten your Siege of Ennis from your Walls of Limerick, Shay will be happy to tell you where to go next!
As in previous years, St Patrick himself is taking a short break from his busy schedule to come to Brú na Bóinne where he will have small reminders of his struggle to rid Ireland of snakes to distribute to the children.
The children also have an opportunity to enter a colouring competition for which the prize will be an OPW Family Heritage Card valued at €55.00 which allows the winner of the competition and his or her family free admission to all OPW Heritage Sites in Ireland for one year.
The Shindig finishes up at 4.00pm. All are welcome and admission is free.