We can hardly believe it, just one weekend to go until the European Union’s European Capital of Culture selection panel touches down in the Three Sisters region! On Wednesday July 13th, two members of the panel will spend a day visiting the cultural highlights across Kilkenny, Waterford and Wexford. We’ve put together an action-packed programme for them, much like the action packed event guide we’ve written for you!
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Soulful feet in Wexford:
Invigorate your feet, remove your shoes and feel free to take part in gentle creative movement on the lawns at Colclough Walled Gardens at Tintern Abbey on Sunday 10th July from 2pm to 4pm. Dance artist Dee Grant has devised an artistic and sensory experience in an afternoon programmed with group activities, as well as dance performances by local groups. The focus of this event is on the adult and the older mover. So come along & enjoy the sensations of being barefoot in the grass at Colclough. No need to book, just show up a smile, rhythm in your feet and a cushion in your hand. (The Walled Gardens has an entry fee of €3) For more information, contact Dee on 086 8763552.
Confessions of a Great Mind in Waterford:
Following its previous sold-out run in Waterford, the Garter Lane Arts Theatre is bringing back the smash-hit God Bless the Child, inspired by the short stories of Frank O’Connor. Marking the 50th anniversary of his death, this feature length play brings together the best of O’Connor’s short stories, most notably First Confession. The production is a truly uplifting and unforgettable night of theatre, featuring actors Ciaran Bermingham (Game of Thrones) and Shane Casey (The Wind that Shakes the Barley). Adapted for the stage and directed by Patrick Talbot, this is a not-to-be missed Summer evening experience. Performances take place on Friday 8th and Saturday 9th July. Tickets priced at €21 and €16 available from garterlane.ie.
Whet your Whistle in Kilkenny:
The Craft Beer Festival returns to Kilkenny for a second year following on from last year’s success. Focused on growing the Irish Craft Beer Industry, the highlight of the week-long event is sure to be Ireland’s biggest Craft Beer Tasting on Friday 8th July. Over 300 micro-brewed beers will feature in the tasting. The celebrations continue on Saturday 10th, with the Craft on Draught Festival, featuring more than 20 breweries – with all the trimmings! And if that’s not enough for you, get into the European spirit by watching the Euros 2016 final on Sunday, while sampling native beers from the two participating countries at Billy Byrnes. Further details and tickets from facebook.com/KilkennyCraftBeerFestival
So there you have it, another great weekend of varied and entertaining cultural events to enjoy. If you like our weekend guide, why not share it on your own social media and encourage your friends and family to share too. From everyone here at Three Sisters HQ, we wish you a great weekend.