Castlewellan Soma Festival

18 July - 22 July

Now in its second year, the Soma Festival presents a line-up of Irish and international folk musicians, story-tellers, family events (and those for the grown ups too!). Whether listening to Cara Dillon in concert or the Olllam firing up the crowd, or visiting the farmers' market for a great weekend out, come along and join us in the beautiful surroundings of Castlewellan.

This festival is inspired by the heritage of Castlewellan and includes an exhibitions, walks, talks, family events, Cil, Masterclasses and great music! Please find a Programme of Events here.

It is part of a Heritage Lottery Funded Project in partnership with Down District Council and Castlewellan Futures to explore the community's heritage. Castlewellan Show is also on in the Forest Park on Saturday 19th so you can enjoy a great weekend in Castlewellan!

NB. As we do not have exact location information, this is a map of the local area.

Opening times:

See website for times of various events


See website for ticket prices

The nearest Tourist Information Centre is:

Newcastle Visitor Information Centre

Location / Directions

Various locations in Castlewellan
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