'Fleadh Rua' Is a Festival of the 'Red Heads' to celebrate the rare and unique red haired gene.
A wonderful 'Fleadh Rua' will take place in the village of Forkhill, in South Armagh. This 'Festival of the Red Heads' will be a celebration of the rare and unique red haired gene, which is in danger of dying out. We are playing our part in it's conservation by inviting red-heads and their friends, from all over the world to come to Forkhill for a weekend of great craic, music and humor, to meet their 'like-kin'. There will be exhibitions and sales of local art and crafts, food stalls, children’s Art Competition, historical talks and tours of our beautiful 'Ring of Gullion' area. There will be great sessions of traditional music and a special guest concert, culminating in a 'Big Ceili' in the local GAA community centre on Saturday night. Coincidentally we are also aiding and endorsing the re-introduction of the 'Red Squirrel' into our area, a very special little four legged 'Red Head', who is also under threat!