And so the curtain closes on another wonderful 10 days of events, music and fun with Clonmel Junction Festival 2012.
In a statement, the organisers say - “At the outset this year we promised to deliver a Festival of the highest quality for the people of Clonmel- indeed, we promised the biggest and best Clonmel Junction Festival to date. As we begin to wind down now and look back on the week we are delighted with the quality of the Festival as a spectacle, as a source of discussion and as entertainment.
What has however provided the greatest source of joy in the office this week has been the reaction of the community to this year’s Festival. Pride in our town and our community were central to this year’s Festival rebranding and so the decision was made early in the year to leave behind our old home in Chadwicks and move Clonmel Junction Festival 2012 into the heart of the town with venues in Parnell Street, Mitchell Street, O’Connell Street, Irishtown and Mick Delahunty Square. The people of Clonmel reacted magnificently.
The atmosphere around the town each and every day has undoubtedly been the highlight of the Festival and the participation of local people across all age groups and backgrounds is something which has made this year’s Festival a very special event for us.
We wish to extend our sincerest thanks to everyone who took part, be it through attending hit shows such as Silent, Swamp Juice & Circo Islu, by participating in this year’s Cafes Carte Blanche programme in the Common Thread, the Stage Door Cafe and the Apple Arts and Wellbeing Cafe or by coming to free events Under the Arches or in the Showgrounds Shopping Centre and creating a real buzz around the town.
Today, we look back on 10 magnificent days of Clonmel Junction Festival 2012 and we could not be any prouder, any more at peace or any happier with
‘Our Town- Our Place- Our Festival’