21 June 2013: Awakening the Horsemen

Awakening the Horsemen

Awakening The Horsemen is an artistic, site-specific response by Donegal landscape spectacle company, LUXe, to local folklore that a troop of mythical Celtic warrior horsemen lie sleeping under the iconic An Grianán of Aileach stone fort at Burt, on the southern tip of the Inishowen peninsula, County Donegal.

The Awakening the Horsemen spectacle will have several interlinked elements including a core installation within the fort and an ongoing series of audience processions or pilgrimages uphill, which will encounter a secession of scenes and interventions along the way. A specially commissioned musical soundtrack - an Irish Icelandic collaboration - will be an important element of both the installation and the processional element of the work. A wide range of artists, from Donegal and other parts of Ireland, Norway and Iceland will contribute to the event.


21-22 June 2013



Lead organisation

Donegal County Council


LUXe, Féile Grianán Ailigh, Derry-Londonderry UK City of Culture, Earagail Arts Festival, Vesteralen Regional Council (Norway), East Iceland Cultural Council.

Further information

Photograph: LUXe

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