Final Programme Announced for the Cloughjordan Festival
This year’s Cloughjordan Festival takes place from Monday 29 June to Saturday 4 July.
Now in its third year, the festival programme continues to develop to include something for almost everyone. For example, this year’s festival features more workshops to help you develop your skills and learn something new! Hurling, weaving, circus skills, music, dance: there’s something for almost everyone.
Classic Cloughjordan will once again be a festival highlight. On Friday, 3 July at 8pm, The Cloughjordan Community Choir welcomes Prey Trio and the Borrisokane Gospel Choir to St Kieran’s Church for an evening of truly wonderful music. And on Saturday, 4 July, the Cork Circus takes to the streets and halls for acrobatic workshops and performance. Their circus skills workshop is open to all ages.
The festival ends with the prize giving for the Children’s Art Competion at the Community Disco. This year, local children are modelling a scene from a legend or fairy tale. Their work will be displayed on Friday 3 July and Saturday 4 July in the Methodist Hall, Main Street.
Details of times, events and costs are below. For more information, pick up a Cloughjordan Festival programme. Tickets for ticketed events are available from Austin’s Centra and Sheelagh na Gig bookshop, Cloughjordan. For credit card bookings, ring Sheelagh na Gig bookshop on 0505 42123.
North Tipperary County Council has once again generously supported the festival. A special thank you goes to Austin’s Centra for their ongoing support and to the Cloughjordan patchwork group. They have produced three handmade quilts as raffle prizes to raise funds for the festivals. The quilts are on display in the window of Austin’s Centra, and lines are available for €2 in most shops in Cloughjordan.
Monday 29 June 21.00
Local musicians drum up a storm of traditional music. Join in! Grace’s Bar
Lower Main Street
Tuesday 30 June
Once upon a time, people would gather in a different house every week to swap stories and songs. Join the Cloughjordan Heritage Group in a revival of this old tradition.
Wednesday 1 July
Writing Compelling Plots: A writing workshop with author Tracy Culleton
Tracy Culleton, best-selling author of women’s contemporary fiction titles such as More Than Friends, give practical advice on how to create original and compelling plots. 8pm-9.30pm
Thursday 2 July
Children’s Story Time and Drawing Competition
Local author Nigel Quinlan premieres his new story ‘Eddie and the Red Fox’. Children can draw a picture based on the story and enter a competition to win a prize. 11am 5-8 years Sheelagh na Gig,
Main Street Free
Tipperary in Song
An evening of songs about and from Tipperary. Share your favourites. Hosted by the Cloughjordan ICA. 8 All ages Methodist Hall,
Main Street Donation
Friday 3 July
Painting workshop with wildlife artist Julian Friers
Internationally-acclaimed wildlife artist Julian Friers will lead this day-long workshop. Weather permitting, the workshop will be outside. Please wear appropriate clothing and bring your own painting supplies. A light lunch will be provided. Only 12 places available.
For tickets, ring Helen Costello on 087 648 2395 10am-4pm 15+ and adults Outdoors €30
Family music workshop
Music trio Prey leads people of all ages in musical games and songs. Workshop participants are invited to take part in Classic Cloughjordan Friday evening. 3pm
St Kieran’s Hall,
The Cloughjordan Community Choir are pleased to welcome Prey and the Borrisokane Gospel Choir to St. Kieran’s Church for this evening of beautiful and uplifting music.
St Kieran’s Church,
Main Street €10
Saturday 4 July
Homemade cakes, books, handmade goods, organic vegetables, cheeses and olives, handmade cosmetics, strolling performers, and more!
The Meadow (St Kieran’s if it rains)
Children’s Art Exhibition
On display in the Methodist Hall 11am-4pm All ages Methodist Hall, Main Street Free
An opportunity to develop hurling skills. For more details, contact Gilbert Williams on
Workshop: An Exploration of Movement
An introduction to authentic body movement, which aims to integrate body, mind and soul. This workshop is a creative collaboration between Majella O’Connor (Dancing the Rainbow), Jenny Fahy (5Rhythms), and Eileen Flanagan (Biodanza). Only 15 places available. Tickets available in advance from Sheelagh na Gig bookshop. 11am-12.30pm
15+ and adults
Tours of the Ecovillage Site
An opportunity to learn more about the ecovillage project, to see the site and houses under construction, to meet some of the people involved, and learn about the allotments.
Please note the site is a working building site. Please wear sensible shoes. 11am, 3pm, 6pm
All ages Ecovillage office,
Main Street Free
Family Fancy Dress Fun Cycle
In a costume and on yer bikes for a two-wheeled tour around Cloughjordan! Prizes will be awarded in a number of categories 1pm All ages Strat from Main Street outside Murphy’s Quick Pick Donation
Vintage Machine Rally
Vintage cars, tractors, and other antiques tour through Cloughjordan. Prize for the most popular vehicle. Vintage cars, tractors, and other antiques tour through Cloughjordan. Prize for the most popular vehicle. 2pm Follow signs, posted around town
Circus Skills Workshop
Innovative, experienced, and highly charged, the Cork Circus teach all ages the secrets of circus skills such as plate spinning, juggling, unicycling, stilt walking, and more. 4pm All ages St Kieran’s Hall, Main Street TBC
The Cork Circus entertains us all with their breath taking clowning and acrobatics. 8pm All ages St Kieran’s Hall, Main Street €5
Community Disco 9pm-11pm All ages St Kieran’s Hall, Main Street Free
For more information:
Contact: Liz OShea 087 6661337
Box office: 0505 42123, Sheelagh na Gig bookshop, Cloughjordan, Also Austin’s Centra, Cloughjordan