News posted in May, 2012Clear
The Colony of Avalon is a heritage site of international significance. The first permanent settlement at Ferryland was founded on behalf of Sir George Calvert in 1621. Although Calvert and his family spent only one winter in the “Province of Avalon”, other settlers remained to begin what is one of the oldest continuously occupied villages in British North America. In 1638 Sir David Kirke, his wife Lady Sara Kirke and their family took up residence in Calvert’s “mansion house”. The earlier settlement then became the home of the Kirkes’ “Pool Plantation”.
It was one of those unexpectedly awesome moments we all live for as travelers and it’s an image I’ll never forget.
This year’s festival is guaranteed to be a well attended and memorable event with performances by The Once, Amelia Curran, James Keelaghan, Andrew James O’Brien, The Dardanelles & many more!