Weekend Event Guide



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There are just three weekends left until the European Union’s European Capital of Culture selection panel makes its decision on whether we will be the 2020 European Capital of Culture. And we can hardly wait for July 15th when the announcement will be made. We might be in full-on countdown mode at Three Sisters HQ, but we haven’t forgotten that we still have three great event guides left to prepare for you.

Why not continue showing your support for the Three Sisters Bid by telling all your friends to read our guide too – and sharing it on their Twitter and Facebook pages. We know you have all been showing us the love on social media, but you can also get your friends, family, co-workers and even neighbours to like our Facebook page, follow us on Twitter and Instagram using #BitForTheBid. With your help, we know we can win the title for our region!

Well, after all that support – you deserve to have a fantastic weekend, and once again, we have a fab line-up of events for you.

Three Sisters 2020 hits the airwaves in Wexford: Get ready for an action-packed day of family-fun in Wexford this Saturday as Three Sisters 2020 and South East radio team up to hold a live outside broadcast. From 2pm to 5pm, South East Radio presenter Alan Corcoran will be live from The Quay, in support of the Three Sisters Bid. Much-loved band Corner Boy will perform live and there will be dance recitals from local ballet, dance and performing arts students. You won’t want to miss out on the Three Sisters treats and a host of well-known faces.  The atmosphere is sure to be buoyed by the nearby Maritime Festival, so if you’re planning on becoming a Maritimer for the weekend, why not nip by The Quay to take a look at the Three Sisters activities.  Everyone is welcome to come along and show their support for Three Sisters’ bid to win European Capital of Culture 2020. http://www.southeastradio.ie/

Summer’s here to stay in Waterford: The simply stunning Summerval Festival begins this Friday, June 24th and runs for 12 consecutive weekends, all Summer long until September 4th. With more than 33 diverse events planned to take place across Ireland’s oldest city, as well as the beautiful surroundings of Dunmore East, Tramore and the Copper Coast, there is no reason to miss out on this amazing new Festival for the south-east. A wide range of musical, family and activity events will take place, including free country music concerts each Saturday in the historic surroundings of the Viking triangle, Medieval Archery, Saturday Street Theatre, Family Fun Surfing and Yoga in the Park. Summerval will also host a number of multi-day festivals throughout the next 12 weeks, including the Viking Marathon, the Tramore Promenade Festival, the Daytripper Music Festival and Spraoi. For a full programme of events, and to book tickets, see http://summerval.ie/

The King of Festivals in Kilkenny: The unique and eclectic Abhainn Rí (River King) Festival takes place in Callan, Kilkenny from Friday 24th June until Sunday 3rd July. This community Festival showcases the diverse and cultural lifestyle of the small town. Now in its seventh year, the ten day programme of events is action-packed with music, visual art, theatre, architecture, great good and inclusion events. Interesting and eye-catching corners of the town are used as venues for the events (many of which are entirely free) including Bridge Street, The Workhouse, an old agricultural co-operative and The Abbey Meadow. Why not come along and see Callan as you’ve never seen it before? Full information at Kilkenny.ie/abhainn_ri_festival

There’s no doubt that a truly exciting Three Sisters weekend is in store right across the region. To thank us for highlighting the best of the pick for you, why not share our guide on your social media pages and show your support for the Bid as we enter the final countdown!