Do your #BitForTheBid European Union’s European Capital of Culture selection panel almost here

30/06/2016. FREE TO USE IMAGE. European Capital of Culture 2020 candidate the Three Sisters (Kilkenny, Waterford and Wexford) enlisted the help of folk musicians the Carty Sisters to launch a series of free, public exhibitions of the ‘Bid Book’ across the region. The book is being reviewed by the European Capital of Culture selection panel, which will visit the region on July 13th. Pictured in New Ross are Saoirse, Naoise and Ciara Carty. Picture: Patrick Browne


Can you feel the excitement? Across the Three Sisters region there is a definite buzz in the air as we are within days until the visit by the European Union’s European Capital of Culture selection panel! We are planning a spectacular day of culture on Wednesday, July 13th for the two members of the panel, allowing them to experience some of the amazing cultural delights on offer across Kilkenny, Waterford and Wexford. Three Sisters is competing against Galway and Limerick for the European Capital of Culture 2020 title. The panel will choose a winner from the three candidates on Friday, July 15th.

The main question on everyone’s lips is “how can I help?”. There are numerous ways to do your #BitForTheBid before Wednesday, and really make an impact when the European Capital of Culture 2020 panel is here.


Local businesses are being encouraged to show their support for Three Sisters 2020, and create a cultural window display. Already Kilkenny Design Centre; Fitzgerald Menswear, Waterford; Goods Department Store, Kilkenny; and The Book Centre, Wexford have come onboard, and you can see HERE what they have achieved with the help of some great local cultural heroes. Anyone seeking posters, flags, or even just a little inspiration, can email


For those living and working in the region, we would love to see you out and about on Wednesday when the European Union’s European Capital of Culture selection panel is here. We will be in Wexford town on Wednesday morning; Waterford city in the afternoon, and Kilkenny for the evening. If you spot us with the panel, we’d love if you gave us a wave.

Another invaluable way to show your support is simply on social media. Just…

All of the above will really make a winning impact on our bid to be European Capital of Culture 2020. Let’s show Ireland, Europe and beyond just what our small but mighty region can do.