Full programme for Clancy Festival in Carrick-on-Suir

A diverse programme of free workshops and events for children ranging from drama and music to craft and a high tech treasure hunt are being organised for the Clancy Brothers Music and Arts Festival this June Bank Holiday Weekend.

A diverse programme of free workshops and events for children ranging from drama and music to craft and a high tech treasure hunt are being organised for the Clancy Brothers Music and Arts Festival this June Bank Holiday Weekend.

Fun and imaginative drama workshops will be run in the Friary in Carrickbeg for children aged from 5 – 12 years on Sunday June 1.

‘We aim to spark children’s imagination in creative ways’, said drama teacher Julie Anne Denby.

The workshops encourage and develop children’s natural sense of play through drama games and exercises using their own words and ideas.

The first workshop for children from 5 – 8 years old, is from 12 – 2pm. The second for 9 – 12 year olds is from 3–5pm.

The world famous Cup Song will make its Carrick-on-Suir debut during the festival.

Already an internet sensation, “Amhrán na gCupán” will take on a local flavour when it comes to town. This event is for children aged 11 and upward, and participants must be able to read Irish. The Cup Song event is from 12 – 3pm in the Friary on Monday, June 2n.

Space for the drama workshops and the Cup Song is limited so please book in advance. Text Julie Anne on 086 0616009.

The ‘Tech Meets Trad’ event is being run by Carrick-on-Suir’s Coderdojo Club. There will be a high tech treasure hunt and an interactive showcase with gaming, animation and web design. This showcase will run on Saturday and Sunday from 12 noon to 4pm in the Friary and is free to enter. The treasure hunt runs throughout the festival.