Welcome to the official website of the Táin March Festival

The 2017 Táin March Festival commences on the 19th May in Rathcrogan, Co Roscommon reaching Omeath in Co Louth on Bank Holiday Monday the 5th June.

 

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What is the Táin March Festival?

The Táin March was established in 2011 as a community walking festival to celebrate and promote the epic tale of Táin Bó Cúailnge (The Cattle Raid of Cooley).

This story of envy, honour and military prowess is reputed to have taken place about the time of Christ and involved the armies of Connacht and Ulster in a titanic struggle over a prize bull called Donn Cúailnge.

It initially started as a heritage march from Ardee to Carlingford in Co Louth, tracing the route of Queen Medb and her army.

The march continued in this format until 2015, when it was decided to begin in Rathcroghan in Co Roscommon, where Queen Medb began her quest for the Brown Bull of Cooley.