Three days of fun, food and frolics at Festival Cluain Meala

As part of Heritage Week, The Heritage Council, South Tipperary County Council, Clonmel Borough Council, local traders, Vintners Association, food producers and many, many more are coming together to bring you ‘Festival Cluain Meala’.

As part of Heritage Week, The Heritage Council, South Tipperary County Council, Clonmel Borough Council, local traders, Vintners Association, food producers and many, many more are coming together to bring you ‘Festival Cluain Meala’.

The weekend event will kick off at 7pm at the Main Guard on Friday, August 26 and includes a special performance by Micheál O Suilleabhain and Banna Chluain Meala, followed at 9pm by a Medieval Inn Trail. Medieval Costumes are available for a €20 deposit (refundable that night).

Clonmel Walled Towns Evening

Saturday, August 27, 7pm - FREE family fun evening, at Gordon Place car park beside Clonmel’s Town Walls. Entertainment includes archery, medieval joust, combat school, workshops, best medieval dressed competition, re-enactments and a fire display.

During the festivities a ticketed Medieval Themed Banquet (3 course meal- Adults €25 Child €12.50) will be served. Tickets are limited and are being sold in the Tourist Office, South Tipperary County Museum, The Narrow Space and Gleeson’s pub.

Free Festival all day Sunday, August 28.

Celebrating Food and Farming at the Main Guard, Sarsfield Street and the Quay…‘Tipperary Breakfast’, Hearn’s Hotel, 8am – 12.30pm €9.50 locally sourced produce. Free events include, craft stalls, workshops, exhibitions, family fun, music, willow fencing, butter making, beekeepers, stocks and black smith. Food Street & craic galore.

‘Clonmel Industries’ Exhibition will be displayed in the Main Guard from August 9 - September 10.

‘The Light of Other Days’, Donal Wylde’s book and exhibition will be running throughout the festivities at South Tipperary County Museum.

Spend time out to relax and soak up the atmosphere before the summer draws to a close.

For further information visit www.southtippheritage.ie

The festival was launched last seek by Mayor Darren Ryan who said it has been growing from strength to strength in recent years.

“I want to express my thanks and gratitude to the committee that has been in place for a number of months now, I am more than aware of the enormous amount of time and effort that you have all put into ensuring the festival is a success. The festival will have something for the entire family to enjoy during the weekend. I am appealing to the people of Clonmel to support this festival and join us in celebrating our heritage,” he said.