Cashel Town Walls Festival

Cashel’s Town Walls will come into focus during the festival in their honour as part of National Heritage Week.

Cashel’s Town Walls will come into focus during the festival in their honour as part of National Heritage Week.

The Cashel Town Wall Festival begins today (Wednesday, August 15) with free workshops for seven to 12 year olds in the Heritage Centre. This will be followed by a double-header acoustic concert in St John’s Cathedral, John Street on Friday.

The event will peak with a free open air festival afternoon in the Cashel Palace Hotel gardens.

Olivia Quinlan of the Cashel Heritage Trust, talked through the extensive programme, which is this year supported by the Heritage Council and Cashel Credit Union.

“The Town Council are granted a certain amount of money each year to promote Cashel’s Town wall during National Heritage Weeks,” said Olivia, and continued “the Cashel Heritage Trust run the event for the Council and we have a great team of people working on the core events. Mick Droma from Wolfhound Archaeology will be running the Dig in a Box children’s workshop which will run form 10am to 4pm from Wednesday to Friday. This is a free event and children form the ages of seven upwards are encouraged to come along and have a go at some digging, who knows what they might find, maybe a bit of pottery, a medieval word or even a skull or two! You can book on the day at the heritage centre.”

Read about all the plans for the festival in The Nationalist - on sale tomorrow!