St Patrick’s Day in the Three Sisters Region

St Patrick’s Day in the Three Sisters Region

We had a great day last Thursday for St Patrick’s Day across the Three Sisters region, our bid team were in Kilkenny, Wexford and Waterford celebrating with the crowds who attended the parades.

The team would like to say a massive thank you to all the people who came out in their thousands to support the Bid across the three counties, we hope you all enjoyed the day as much as we did!

Our Three Sisters Volunteers deserve a special thank you, you were all fantastic!

As you will see from the video below taken by Gerry O’Carroll in Waterford, we had such a great time celebrating the region’s cultural diversity.

Below the video are some of the many images we have from the Kilkenny & Wexford parades.


Waterford Parade




Click on the link below to watch the Waterford parade video:

Three Sisters 2020 On Parade in Waterford from Gerry O’Carroll on Vimeo.

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National Adopt A Monument Competition Selects Dungarvan & Lismore

Adopt a MonumentThe five monuments successful in Ireland’s first-ever Adopt a Monument national competition have been announced last week. Over 90 community groups around the country applied to adopt a monument through the scheme, which has been organised by the Heritage Council in conjunction with Abarta Heritage to support public access to Ireland’s archaeological monuments.
The communities of Dungarvan and Lismore in County Waterford joined together as part of a combined application to adopt two medieval forts in their localities. These motte and baileys were constructed by the Anglo-Normans in the early phase of their invasions into south-eastern Ireland.

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Three Sisters 2020 Shortlisted for European Capital of Culture 2020


Three Sisters 2020 are delighted to announce the South-East Regional bid to host the European Capital of Culture for the year 2020 has made the short-listing stage.

The Three Sisters 220 Culture Cabin & Bid Team



Irish Times:

Sunday Business Post:


Podcast: Eoin Colfer on The Anton Savage Show

EOIN COLFER IS A HUGE COUNTING CROWS FAN! And the bid ambassador for the Three Sisters 2020

Three Sisters 2020 Cultural Ambassador Eoin Colfer speaks to Anton Savage (Today FM) 22/06/15
Three Sisters 2020 Cultural Ambassador Eoin Colfer speaks to Anton Savage (Today FM) 22/06/15

Eoin Colfer was a very excited Counting Crows fan this morning when he stopped by for a chat. Not content with being the Laureate na nÓg and releasing the final installment in the WARP trilogy, he has also signed himself up for another project.

Eoin is a Bid Ambassador for the Three Sisters 2020 – the partnership of the cities and counties of Waterford, Wexford and Kilkenny whom are preparing a joint bid for the 2020 title of European Capital of Culture.

This morning, he joined Anton to chat about what the bid means, and gave us a little bit of a clue as to what director might be heading up the Artemis Fowl movie!

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Artemis Fowl author lends voice to cultural campaign

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 Conor Kane

Best-selling children’s author Eoin Colfer has been recruited by the South-East’s partnership of cities and towns to act as an ambassador for their bid to become the 2020 European Capital of Culture.


The Three Sisters’ joint bid from Waterford-Wexford-Kilkenny yesterday announced that the Wexford-born author of the Artemis Fowl series of books, among others, will be publicly supporting the push for the cultural designation.

“I’ve been inspired by many, many, locations in the region,” Mr Colfer said at the launch.

“I suppose, primarily Hook Head, which is my family home place. I grew up climbing the lighthouse which is something I’ve never forgotten and I’ve managed to shoehorn into about 10 books so far.”

The former schoolteacher, who lives in Wexford with his family, said he was passionate about the region and was asking the people of the South-East to join him in backing the bid.

“There is an awful lot on offer across the three counties. We have the scenery, we have the history, we have the cuisine, we have the friendly people, we have the culture.

“In every coffee shop there’s an art exhibition as well as a fantastic menu.

“The whole region of the Three Sisters is very, very magical and sometimes it’s forgotten, which actually we don’t mind because we like having it all to ourselves.

“But in the spirit of generosity we would like to open it up to the rest of the world now.”

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KEYWORDS: Artemis Fowl, Eoin Colfer

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Official Brand Launch of Three Sisters 2020 on 23rd January 2015

Waterford, Wexford and Kilkenny formally launch to bid for the European Capital of Culture 2020.

Friday 23rd January marked a historic moment in the development of regional partnership between Waterford, Kilkenny and Wexford where they launched their joint bid to be selected as European Capital of Culture in 2020.

The launch  was set against the backdrop of the magnificent Waterford  Medieval Museum where the Mayor, Cathaoirligh and Chief Executives of  the three councils formally signed an agreement to present a regional bid, to be led by Waterford, for the title of European Capital of Culture 2020.
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