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category meath | history and heritage | press release author Tuesday February 26, 2013 18:01author by Slane Local Heroes - Slane Local Heroesauthor email slaneforummail at gmail dot comauthor address 2 Main Street, Slane, Co. Meath Report this post to the editors

Show On the Hill of Slane Easter Sunday March 31st.

Celebrating Slane as the home of St Patrick and the Lighting of the Pascal Flame in 432 AD is the central theme of The Flame of Slane Spectacular.
This event was first run in 2012 on Easter Saturday and was a great success. It is fair to say that the audience of about 2000 people were astonished with the show.
Flyer
Flyer

Easter Sunday March 31st sees the Flame of Slane 2013 taking place on the very historical site of The Hill of Slane. Whilst maintaining the Flame theme, this will be a greatly expanded event which promises to be quite a gathering as the organizers plan to take you back in time. A living history show performed through the medium of light, sound, dance, re-enactments and pyrotechnics.

The Flame of Slane will be a Spectacular Pageant of music, flame, light and Fireworks with re-enactments, which take you back in time and provide amazing entertainment value for all who attend.
The Hill of Slane overlooks Ireland's richest historical area. From its peak you can see Newgrange, Knowth, Dowth, The Hill of Tara and The Battle of Boyne Site. It is from this viewpoint that the inspiration came for the concept for The Flame of Slane, a re-enactment of many of the events and legends that this great location presided over.

The one and a half hour show includes Irish Mythology and battle re-enactments, a light show, music and poetry, the lighting of St Patricks Pascal Flame an exhilarating firework display and even a Celtic wedding where a couple are to get married for real.
The Flame of Slane.

The following is an outline of the programme which will be delivered by a combination of members of the community supported by professional providers. It may alter somewhat in the final stages of planning.

Along a half mile walk leading to the site will enter the spirit by the presence of medieval structures, performers and exhibits.
At the site there will be an introduction music and audio performance.
Next will be a Spectacular Light and Sound arrangement.
You will then be treated to a 21st Century performance led by the Youth of Slane
No Slane show would be complete without a reading from the much loved local poet Francis Ledwidge.
The famous Battle of Boyne will be re-enacted by professional performers
There will be an amazing Music and Song Performance
Next will follow a re-enactment of the famous mythological theme of the Salmon of Knowledge, prepare to be surprised
The next item, you will not believe, a Celtic wedding where a couple are to get married for real. The wedding is an interesting one, because it's the Year of the Gathering we wanted to do something extra special. We have a scene which involves a marriage, so we looked for a couple who would be willing to tie the knot for real in a short ceremony, following an Irish Mythology theme. We found a great pair. Margo is from Pottstown near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in The Unites States and her husband-to-be Glen is a local lad.
The next performance will be the Re-enactment of the lighting of Pascal Fire.
The programme features includes Lighting of the Paschal Fire, Music and Sound, Giant puppet performances
The programme concludes with an amazing full-on Fireworks Display

Slane is located in Ireland's richest area of Heritage and Culture so we also invite you to spend some time in the area.

Last Years Video available Here on http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ChrgYbVgf0k,
Slane Community Website http://www.myslane.com,
The Flame of Slane event on http://www.thegatheringireland.com/Attend-A-Gathering/I...KtWgs

Related Link: https://www.facebook.com/FlameofSlane

Blthnaid N Chofaigh
Blthnaid N Chofaigh

Sights
Sights

Couple
Couple

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Caption: FLAME of SLANE Ceremony 7 April 2012


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