Well, it’s been an action-packed week for the Three Sisters team and to ensure your weekend is just as exciting, we’re back with our weekend guide, lovingly created just for you.
With just over seven weeks to go until the European Union’s European Capital of Culture panel makes its final decision, the excitement is building at Three Sisters HQ. In the midst of all our preparations though, we ensured to down tools for a short while to put together some top tips so you can make the most of Three Sisters weekend.
There is a variety of fantastic events for the weekend ahead. You’ll have a chance to sample Polish food and culture, get in touch with your inner artist, and experience what life was like in 1963 ahead of John F. Kennedy’s famous Irish visit.
A Taste of Poland in Gorey: Thousands are expected to turn out for the annual Polske-Eire Festival in Gorey, Co Wexford. The weekend celebration of Polish and Irish culture and communities will begin with a stunning photographic exhibition documenting Poland’s recent history at Gorey Library on Friday May 20th. Movies at Gorey will be the venue for Saturday night’s showing of acclaimed Polish film and Irish premiere of These Daughters of Mine. The highlight of the weekend will be Sunday’s Family Picnic in Gorey Town Park, which will start with a Polish bar-b-que. Not to be missed! You can find out more at http://polskaeirefestival.org/
Let your inner artist free at Kilkenny Castle: The Butler Art Gallery hosts its annual, free National Drawing Day on Saturday 21st in the grounds of Kilkenny Castle. This event, which is suitable for all ages, allows everyone to get in touch with their inner artist and take part in one of the many, free drawing and creative activities. Registration takes place at 11.30am at the Parade Tower, where you can pick up your guide to the day and your free T-shirt. Activities will be held inside the castle, as well as in the grounds, so there is no need to worry about grey skies or rain! For more information see http://www.butlergallery.com/programme_events_opportunities/
Go back in time in Waterford: John MacKenna’s celebrated Corner Boys is being staged at the Garter Lane Theatre, Waterford on Friday May 20th at 8pm. The play, directed by Marian Brophy, is set in 1963 when the impending visit of American President John F. Kennedy was the main talking point. Not for the corner boys however, who had different, darker concerns on their minds. The play was first performed to rave reviews 10 years ago. Tickets are €15 and you can get yours before they sell out at http://www.garterlane.ie/event-details.php?id=1531.
There you have it, the perfect recipe for a perfect weekend! Now that we’ve guaranteed you a Three Sisters-tastic time, why not scoot on over to our Facebook or Twitter page and show us the love with #BitForTheBid!