Five Glens Arts Festival

Manorhamilton Castle

Yesterday I went along to Manorhamilton for the Five Glens Art Festival. It was a varied programme of events with something to do for all ages. I thought the Vintage Afternoon Tea sounded delightful so I went along to check it out.

Afternoon Tea

It was set in the Castle Cafe which is in the grounds of Manorhamilton Castle and enjoyed my afternoon tea listening to the vintage songs and taking in the atmosphere. Thanks to JoAnne for being so welcoming.


I also had a look around the art exhibition in the Castle Cottage. There was also poetry and music taking place there but it is a very small cottage so there wasn’t room for everyone to get inside. As it was a lovely day (for a change) I’d have loved to see the music set in the castle itself, it would have been a wonderful setting, but the castle seems to be only open by appointment and wasn’t open yesterday.

Flea Circus

I loved the flea circus that was also on yesterday. What a brilliant idea and so funny and entertaining for children of all ages! This would be perfect for a party. You can check find him here.

A flea

After watching the fascinating fleas I watched the Glamourhamilton Hoop Group, what a great name, they make hula hooping look very easy and so did the people who joined in. I was tempted to try it but I didn’t want to show myself up as I’m lacking in the coordination department!

Glamourhamilton Hoop Group

Onwards I went to see the Loveliest Tree competition and another art exhibition just behind the Leitrim Sculpture Centre. This was a diverse and interesting exhibition and I enjoyed looking at it.

Five Glens

Thank you to the lovely lady who hopped on the swing in the exhibition for me 🙂

The Five Glens Art Festival continues today, you can find out what’s on here and the rest of my photos here.

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