Clonmel gets ready for medieval family fun day in town centre

Festival Cluain Meala comes to a climax on Sunday, August 10 when the centre of Clonmel is taken over for the Medieval Family Fun Day, giant street Ceilí and the Clonmel Rocks Concert.

Festival Cluain Meala comes to a climax on Sunday, August 10 when the centre of Clonmel is taken over for the Medieval Family Fun Day, giant street Ceilí and the Clonmel Rocks Concert.

Sunday will start with a street procession through Irishtown and the festival are looking for people in costume to walk to the town gates from about 12.15 and there will be prizes for best dressed boy and girl in medieval costume.

The Tipperary Gospel Choir will perform from 12.30 to 1.00 at the town gates.

At 1.00pm, the town gates will be opened.

This will be followed by a performance by Banna Cluain Meala and the On Your Toes Dance group.

Then there will be a procession led by Bui Bolg street entertainers to Gordon Place car park, where a performance of a Medieval Comedy of Errors by the Clonmel Theatre Guild will be staged.

The fun day in Gordon Place will include lots of fun and games – including medieval scriptorium, weaving, straw craft, combat, archery, falconry, street theatre – joust, pop-up museum, workshops and demonstrations as well as bouncy castles (min charges apply) climbing wall, face painting, food stalls and much more.

Boys and girls completing a series of tasks will have their medieval passport stamped and boys will be knighted and girls become ladies in waiting to the resident King and Queen.

O’Connell Street will host a monster street Ceili from 2pm and the Rocks oncert at 4pm.