Children’s parade and river races
planned for family
fun days

A river festival at Sean Healy Park and family fun afternoon on Kickham Street will boast an array of free entertainment to suit all ages.

A river festival at Sean Healy Park and family fun afternoon on Kickham Street will boast an array of free entertainment to suit all ages.

A children’s parade featuring up to 1000 kids from Carrick-on-Suir’s diverse social, sporting and community organisations will kick of the family fun afternoon on Kickham Street on Saturday.

The parade celebrating the town’s youth organisations will start from Ormond Castle at 1.30pm and finish at Kickham Street at 2pm.

Kickham Street will be transformed into a festival grounds for the next three hours with street theatre entertainers, stilt walkers, art workshops, face painting, music and dancing among the attractions.

The community festivities will move to Sean Healy Park on Sunday fro the River Festival, which will run from 2pm to 5pm. A flotilla of up to 20 cruisers from the Inland Waterways Association will visit the River Festival.

A raft race, cot races, duck race and demonstration by the Air Sea Rescue unit based in Tramore will be among the highlights and there will be cot building and fly fishing demonstrations as well as bouncy castles to suit children of all ages from two to 16 years.

Visitors to the River Festival will also be able to enjoy music, singing and dancing performances.

The Clancy Brothers Music & Arts Festival has received support from the Rising Tide Ireland/Wales Intereg IVA scheme of EU structural funding for the river based activities it is hosting for the River Festival.

“We are delighted to support this dynamic festival which is actively promoting the wonderful amenity of the tidal stretches of the Suir and the regeneration of Carrick on Suir by focussing on it’s unique heritage and encourage everyone to come out an enjoy all the activities on the Rivier Suir during the Clancy Brothers Festival,” said Rising Tide Project Co-ordinator Sean Reidy.