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  • also spelled as 'Lughnasa' - August.

    The Celtic harvest festival on August 1st takes its name from the Irish god Lugh, one of the chief gods of the Tuatha De Danann, giving us Lughnasadh in Ireland, Lunasdál in Scotland, and Laa Luanys in the Isle of Man. (In Wales, this time is known simply as Gwl Awst, the August Feast.)

    Dancing at Lughnasa is a play by Brian Friel set in Ireland's County Donegal in August 1936.

    March 18, 2008