Shaking Bog is for anyone who shares an interest in nature and writing; art and the environment; community and education; connection and conversation.

Shaking Bog Festival - Information

Map of Festival Locations in Glencree

1 The Glencree Centre Festival Hub
2 Aurora - Location for Fighting Words
3 Shadow of the Glen
4 Oak Glen Car Parking
5 River Walk with Declan Murphy
6 Knockcree Hostel Workshops
7 Curtlestown School
Festival map


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Please Note

Concessions (OAPs, Students, Unwaged & Disability Benefits): still available. Proof of eligibility required on the day.

Walk up tickets: Tickets can be purchased on the day on a first come first serve basis. CASH ONLY


Weather Advice – This is a nature festival and as many of our events include being in the outdoors please ensure that you bring closed sturdy shoes and prepare for all weathers.

Midgie Alert – We are in the mountains so we also advise long trousers, sleeves, hats (even nets) and insect repellent, particularly on cloudy days or for evening events.

Food – We advise picnics for the Shaking at Aurora event as there will be no other food available. Fresh water will be available everywhere and the Armoury Café at Glencree Centre will be open and selling food, drink and refreshments from Saturday evening until the end of the festival on Sunday.

Keeping it Green – There will be water available at all locations - please bring refillable bottles with you and try to avoid bringing single use plastic on site. We also ask that you take your rubbish home with you or use recycling bins if necessary. This festival is all about celebrating nature so please let’s respect the the natural heritage of Glencree and local farmers. “Leave nothing but footprints. Take nothing but photos.”

Accommodation – If you want to make a weekend of it there is warm and welcoming accommodation in Enniskerry including; hotels, B&B’s,  Airbnb’s and An Óige’s Knockree Hostel.

Getting There

By Car – The Glencree Centre for Peace and Reconciliation is only a 40 minute drive from Dublin City Centre, 30 minutes from Dun Laoghaire, 25 minutes from Bray and 20 minutes from Rathfarnham.

There will be parking available near or beside all venues as indicated on the map. However this will be on a first come first serve basis and once full, people will be directed by volunteers to alternative parking locations. If you are coming with friends we urge you to please share cars as much as possible.

By Bus - The 185 bus runs every hour and comes to the Shop River bus stop in the Glencree Valley. This stop is a 30 minute brisk walk to Knockree Hostel and 15 minutes to Curtlestown School.

For other transport options please check the website closer to the time.


All festival queries can be made by email -

Thank You

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