Busking and heritage take over Clonmel

Record breaking crowds are expected for Festival Cluain Meala when the third annual Clonmel Busking Festival opens this Thursday and continues until Sunday.

Record breaking crowds are expected for Festival Cluain Meala when the third annual Clonmel Busking Festival opens this Thursday and continues until Sunday.

Free entertainment will include street busking by day and over 100 gigs at nights in the pubs throughout Clonmel and all in aid of Our Lady’s Hospital, Crumlin.

The festival has many great names coming including some of the very best in Irish live music including Ham Sandwich, The Frank and Walters, Bagatelle, Johnny McEvoy, TR Dallas, Big Generator, Loudest Whisper and many more.

The Busking Festival comes to a climax on Sunday when O’Connell Street is again taken over with a giant Street Ceilí at 1pm followed by a huge Beat 102 103 “Beat on the Street” party with music and entertainment from the south east with live DJ’s, dance offs and a live set from Key West.

The Heritage Festival continues on Fridaywith the popular Medieval Inn trail which returns this year with two routes.

There will be a concert in Old St Mary’s Church on Saturday with Banna Cluain Meala and the Colour Guard and special guests.

Festival Cluain Meala on Sunday will have the busking, ceili and Beat on the Street and the Gordon Street Carpark will be taken over for the Medieval Family Fun Day. This will be a magical end to the inaugural Festival Cluain Meala.