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Friday, April 23, 2021

The Bealtaine fire was lit last night as a symbol of hope

At sunset last night in Westmeath, the centuries-old tradition of lighting the Bealtaine fire took place.

On the Hill of Uisneach, the event took place with David Clarke (keeper of the hill) and his immediate family being the only people in attendance.

The fire was lit as a symbol of hope as the public celebration was cancelled due to the Covid-19 lockdown restrictions.

Midland Regional Hospital radiographer ‘Denise Clarke’ stated “We’re lighting the fire this year as a symbol of hope and to show that In these trying times there is still light going forwards”.


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