Shellikybookie to call it a day

Supporters and friends of Clonmel street entertainment group Shellikybookie were saddened earlier this month when it was announced on Facebook that it will cease its creative conceptions.

Supporters and friends of Clonmel street entertainment group Shellikybookie were saddened earlier this month when it was announced on Facebook that it will cease its creative conceptions.

Anthony Lawless who set up the group said: “Due to a huge personal cost, both mentally and physically over the last two years, which can no longer be sustained and after much soul searching, I regret to inform you that after Festival Cluain Meala on August 11, Shellikybookie will close. It has been a tough yet magical ride which hopefully brought some spectacle to the streets and some cheer to yer lives. Massive thanks to all the volunteers over the last two years, especially the stalwarts who dont want to get off the ride.”