The official opening of Heritage Week in Tullahought takes place in the Community Centre on Friday evening, August 19, and will be performed by Seamus Brennan, Chairperson of Kilkenny Archaeological Society with a wine and cheese reception.
Mary Egan and the local committee has arranged a very interesting and varied programme for the weekend commencing with a talk by Eamon Rafter from the Office of Public Works outlining the ongoing conservation works at nearby Knockroe Passage Tomb in the Community Centre at 8.30 followed by a traditional music session, song and storytelling at 9.30.
From 6pm to 10pm on Saturday evening, August 20, Star Dome from Blackrock Castle Observatory will feature in a marquee erected to replicate the night sky. Each show will run for approximately 40 minutes with a maximum of 35 to 40 for each performance.
On Sunday morning, August 21, there will be a camogie and hurling blitz for the under 12s at 11 o’clock for the Mike Williams Memorial Shield in the sports field. At 2.30 in the afternoon, a nature walk guided by Eanna ni Lamhna of the Derek Mooney Show will start from the Parish Church.
Throughout the weekend there will be a Photographic Exhibition by the Carrick on Suir Camera Club in the Community Centre on the opening Friday evening, on Saturday from 3pm and on Sunday from 12noon to 5pm.