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OUTDOORS

FAMILY FITNESS EVENT Sun 03 | 17:00 - 18:00 | Abbey Meadow | FREE

ABHAINN RÍ FESTIVAL FIELD DAY

Join our lively intergenerational event where family members can learn some fitness moves to music under guidance of fitness instructor Rory Comerford.

Sun 26 | 13:30 - 18:00 | Abbey Meadow | ADULTS: €3/ CHILD: FREE Come and enjoy a fun afternoon, full of activities for all the family with Dog Show, Vintage Tractor Run, Wheel O’ Fortune, 7-aside Camogie, Vintage Car Display, The Great Callan Duck Race, Food, Craft Stalls, Festival Raffle and much more. DOG SHOW Sun 26 | 15:00 | Abbey Meadow | FIELD DAY ENTRANCE With 10 categories to be won this year, the Callan Dog show has something for every pooch, come see who will be crowned top dog in 2016. GREAT CALLAN DUCK RACE Sun 26 | 17:00 | Abbey Meadow | FIELD DAY ENTRANCE We proudly announce our 2nd Annual Duck Race: hundreds of plastic numbered ducks will dive into ‘Abhainn Ri’ river for a dash to fame and fortune. SOCCER & SOUNDS DAY Sat 02 | 12:30 - 17:30 | Fair Green Callan United’s annual Soccer and Sounds Festival Day, with local music and soccer talent in the wide open spaces of the Fairgreen. Plenty of food, party games and entertainment. COMMUNITY PARADE Sun 03 | 16:00 - 17:00 | Fair Green to Abbey Meadow | FREE Come in fancy dress and take part in a celebration of our creative and vibrant community. Starting at the Fair Green the parade will weave down Green Street and Bridge Street ending in the Abbey Meadow for more festivities.

WORKSHOPS KIDS ORAL HEALTH EDUCATION MORNING Sat 25 | 10:00 |Callan Dental Practice | FREE A free kids oral health education morning to help educate kids on how to look after their teeth. FELTED SOAP Sat 25 | 16:00 | The Friary Workshop | FREE A fun, simple, creative workshop introducing wool as a natural fibre and good choice for your skin. Age 10-15 DABBLEDOOMUSIC Mon 27 | 12:00 & 16:00 | The Friary Workshop | FREE Music making that is open for all ages and levels of experienceplay along with colour-coded animations, fun musical characters and instruments for everyone. Age 5+ MUSICAL MADNESS: PARADE WORKSHOP Tues 28 | 14:00 - 15:00 | Wed 29 + Thurs 30 + Fri 01 | 11.30 - 12.30 Sat 02 | 14:00 - 16:00 | The Friary Workshop | FREE Get involved in making costumes and preparing a small performance for the Community Parade. DRUMMING WITH SOUFIANE Mon 27 + Wed 29 | 16:00 - 16:45 | Friary Complex| FREE A festival favourite! Come and enjoy making music with your friends and a chance to meet new faces.

SPORTS

PAINTED CABERNET Thurs 30 | 20:00 | The Friary Workshop | €20

CALLAN CYCLING CLUB RIDE Sun 26 + Sun 03 | 09:30 | meet outside Friary | FREE

Join us for an evening of paint and sip. First glass complimentary. This class is for the perfect artist and the not so perfect artist. The instructor will guide you step by step through your master piece, which you will take home.

Join the club on a 60km cycle ride with a coffee break half way. A cycle helmet must be worn and making sure your bike is fully functional.

OPEN CIRCLE ARTS COLLECTIVE

ZUU CIRCUIT TRAINING Thurs 30 | 20:00 - 21:00 | Friary | FREE

MEND AND REPAIR YOUR DENIM WITH THE SEWCIALISING PROJECT

Try out a free Zuu Circuit session - a weight-free functional-training workout.

Boro is the Japanese art of mending textiles. Share your stories of your pre-loved denim and learn to visibly repair your items, using the embroidery technique of Sashiko.

JOHN LOCKES FOOTBALL CLUB BLITZ Sun 03 | 13:30 – 15:30 | The Fair Green | FREE Boys and girls football blitz. A series of matches played over two hours, followed by the Callan Community Parade.

Sat 02 | 12:00 - 15:00 | Callan Workhouse Union | FREE

ON THE BUS Sun 03 | 13:30 – 16:00 | Fair Green |

FREE

Costume making and face painting. Come along and prepare your costume for the Community Parade.

Workshop places are limited and booking is essential. Children attending must be accompanied by an adult.


SPOKEN WORD

PERFORMANCE

POETRY & MUSIC MEADOW FEAST Mon 27 | 18:00 - 20:00 | Abbey Meadow | FREE

PETER PAN Fri 24 | 20:00 | Ballykeeffe Amphitheatre | Adults €18/Children €14

Singers, poets, comedians share your talent and bring along a dish of food to share if you wish.

Chapterhouse Theatre Company present the unforgettable story of Peter Pan the boy who wouldn’t grow up. This performance takes place in the magical Ballykeeffe Amphitheatre, Kilmanagh

SLIPPER, THE WHISTLING FISH Tues 28 + Wed 29 | 16:00 - 17:00 | Callan Library | FREE A very special storytelling event for children with local author Peter Brabazon and artist Bernie McAuley. INTEGRA: STORIES OF HOME & DISPLACEMENT Tues 28 | 18:00 - 19:30 | Callan Workhouse Union | FREE Reading, book signing and discussion. Ciara Ryan-Gehardt’s recent publication explores home, place and travel in light of the current migration crisis. CALLAN IS......TABLE QUIZ Tues 28 | 21:00 - late | The Big Wheel | €20 PER TEAM A table quiz to test your local knowledge - interspersed with humour and imagination. Great prizes. CALLAN PICTORIAL PAST EVENING Wed 29 | 21:00 - late | Carroll’s Bar | FREE A trip down memory lane. An evening to share pictures and stories from the recent and distant past. MUSIC OPENING NIGHT SESSION Fri 24 | 21:00 - late | Hourigan’s Bar | FREE An evening with local musicians and a chance to catch up with old friends and new faces. THE ELEMENTAL SESSION Sun 26 | 18:00 - 20:00 | Abbey Meadow | FREE Join us for an evening of music and festivity in a temporary amphitheatre in the Abbey Meadow. Local musical talent will come together to entertain and compete for the top prize at this free musical event organised by Inclusive. THREE SISTERS 2020 – MUSIC SHOWCASE Fri 01 | 20:00 - 22:00 | Fennelly’s | €10 As part of the Three Sisters 2020 Bid Programme - Waterford, Kilkenny and Wexford musicians will unite to create a unique show highlighting the music talent and collaboration in our region. ÁINE DUFFY & THE HYPNOTYST Sun 03 | 21:00 - late | Carroll’s Bar | €5 Áine Duffy & The Hypnotyst bringing the #raverockrevolution to Abhrinn Rí -- Big beats, Acrobatic  Vocals, Big Riffs, lots of dancing and fun. 

THE COURAGE TO BE Fri 24 | 19:30 | The Friary Complex | FREE A fully improvised clowning show, highlighting clowning as a personal journey towards finding one’s unique way of being. Suitable for all. THE MAGIC BOOKSHOP MONKEYSHINE THEATRE Sat 25 | 12:00 + 14:00 | Friary Studio | €5 Welcome to The Magic Bookshop - a treasure trove of wonders where old books flock together and their stories hop from the pages. Audiences are invited to bring gently used books to swap. Age 5+ SEEDS OF HEAVEN Wed 29 | 14:00 - 15:00| Fennelly’s |

€5

A quest to bring beauty into the world told through storytelling, puppetry and live music for children and families. Suitable for all ages. FAIRYTALE IN MOVEMENT Fri 01 | 17:00 | Friary Studio | FREE An African fairy tale eurythmy performance with music accompaniment by Schubert. Eurythmy is an art of movement and the tale is suitable for all ages.


FOOD FENNELLY’S BREAKFAST RESIDENCY & GENERAL STORE Wed 29 - Sun 03 | 08:00 – 11:00 | Fennelly’s, Bridge St Join us for a delicious breakfast while our artist in residence tries out new ideas. A rare insight into the creative process over a hot bowl of yummy porridge. This year Fennelly’s General Store officially launches and opens for business. A new era begins! INTERNATIONAL DINNER & DANCE Sat 02 | 19:30 - late | Parish Hall | €20 Come and enjoy a delicious array of international cuisine. Bring your own bottle of wine and dance your night away to the tunes of ‘The Sheehans’. FESTIVAL COURTYARD TAPAS BAR Sun 03 | 18:00 - 21:00 | KCAT Courtyard Relax in a continental courtyard with tapas and refreshments. COMMUNITY PETER’S POP UP BIKE REPAIRS AND TEA SHOP Wed 29 | 11:00 – 15:00 | Callan Workhouse Union Tea and Cake Served and punctures repaired. CRAFT & EXHIBITIONS METAL RAISING DEMONSTRATION Mon 27, Tues 28,Wed 29 | 15:00 - 17:00 | Old Bacon Factory, Mill Lane Drop by and experience the craft of expert silversmith Dave Byrne at work. WOODTURNING DISPLAY Fri 24 - Sun 03 | Nolan’s shop window, West Street A craft display by The Southeast Wood Turning Chapter. ERIC HOLLAND, LIAM WHELAN, DONAL COSTIGAN Tues 28 - Fri 01 | 09:30 - 16:30 | Cafe L’Arche and Friary Complex An exhibition of three local photographers capturing moments in time through nature and portraits. STONE CRAFT DISPLAY Fri 24 - Sun 03 | Old Bacon Factory window, Mill Lane A stone craft display by Celtic Stone Crafts FROM THE FOREST Sun 26 - Sun 03 | 12:00 - 17:00 | Macra Hall | FREE An exhibition of sculptures created in the Kingsriver Community woodcarving workshop.

HERITAGE & ECOLOGY LUNCHTIME WALKING TALKS Mon 27 - Fri 01 | 13:00 - 14:00 | FREE Join us at lunchtime to explore our town’s fascinating heritage. Tues | KEOGH’S BAKERY | meet at Keogh’s Bakery Wed | CALLAN WORKHOUSE | meet bottle bank entrance Thurs | MILL RACE | meet at Abbey Meadow Car Park Fri | INHABITANTS PROGRAMME | meet outside Old Co-Op KILBRIDE CEMETERY MASS Fri 24 | 20:00 | Kilbride Cemetery COOLAGH CEMETERY MASS Fri 01 | 20:00 | Coolagh Cemetery KINGS RIVER ECOLOGY WALK Tue 28 | 19:30 - 21:30 | meet at Abbey Meadow Car Park | FREE The state of our river is a concern for many people - this walk and talk will focusing on potential solutions.


INHABITANTS COURTYARD SCREEN Sat 25 + Sun 26 + Thurs 30 + Fri 01 + Sat 02 | 19:00 - 22:00 Sun 03 | 13:45 - 16:00 | Fennelly’s | DONATION Courtyard Screen builds on three years of community activities on Bridge Street Upper. Developed through workshops led by Studio Weave, Courtyard Screen is a new space for community gatherings with an accompanying film programme. CALLAN TAZ: THE BUBBLE Light Night Wed 29 | 21:30 - 22:30 Abbey Meadow CarPark | FREE Origami Workshop Fri 01 | 14:00 - 15:30 | Abbey Meadow CarPark | FREE Series of events programmed by students of St. Brigid’s College and Coláiste Éamann Rís in a new mobile out door space designed and built by students with Spanish architects Todo Por La Praxis. FAMOUS FACES, FRANCIS CASEY Sat 25 - Sun 03 | 12:00 - 17:00 |KCAT Art and Study Centre Retrospective exhibition by Francis Casey a founding member of the KCAT studio. The work identifies cultural icons prominent to the artist. A WORD NOT SPOKEN HOLDS WEIGHT, BRIDGET O’GORMAN Sat 25 - Sun 03 | 12:00 - 17:00 | Callan Workhouse Union Video installation addressing ideas around trauma and the forgotten voice as a speculative, alternative narrative of remembrance. WHAT WOULD KATHLEEN LYNN SAY? DEIRDRE O’MAHONY Sat 25 - Sun 03 | throughout Callan A series of public posters highlighting Kathleen Lynn in relation to cuts to rural health provision. Kathleen Lynn was a political activist, suffragette, pioneering doctor and the only female commander during the Easter Rising. AM I A CITIZEN? Mon 27: The Friary Workshop | Tues 28: Windgap | Wed 29: Danesfort 17:00 - 19:00 | FREE New York artist Charles Eladio Beronio will lead workshops creating placards and banners, opening up conversations on what it means to be a citizen in Ireland today. STARTING POINTS OR HOW DID WE GET HERE? Wed 29 | 14:00 - 16:00 | The Friary Workshop | FREE KCAT’s Equinox Theatre Company hosts a discussion on creating theatre work in a participatory context. How does it, should it, will it, can it deviate from more mainstream practices. THOMAS HUNTER INCLUSION SEMINAR Fri 01 | 09:30 - 16:30 | Parish Hall | FREE This seminar aims to create a local and national forum for discussing the positive affects of social inclusion in a rural context. With a keynote address by Sr Stanislaus Kennedy and talks, workshops and conversations.


AT A GLANCE FRI 24 JUNE- WED 29 JUNE

THE COURAGE TO BE Fri 24 19:30 The Friary Complex Performance (free) PETER PAN Fri 24 20:00 Ballykeeffe Amphitheatre Performance (€18/€14) KILBRIDE CEMETERY MASS Fri 24 20:00 Kilbride Cemetery Heritage (free) OPENING NIGHT SESSION Fri 24 21:00 - late Hourigan’s Bar Music (free) KIDS ORAL HEALTH Sat 25 10:00 Callan Dental Practice Workshop (free THE MAGIC BOOKSHOP Sat 25 12:00 Friary Studio Performance (€5) THE MAGIC BOOKSHOP Sat 25 14:00 Friary Studio Performance (€5) FELTED SOAP WORKSHOP Sat 25 16:00 The Friary Workshop Workshop (free) FROM THE FOREST: OPENING Sat 25 14:00 - 15:00 Macra Hall Exhibitions (free) INHABITANTS LAUNCH Sat 25 15:00 - 18:00 Various Locations Inhabitants (free) FAMOUS FACES OPENING Sat 25 15:00 - 16:30 KCAT Art and Study Centre Inhabitants (free) COURTYARD SCREEN Sat 25 19:00 - 22:00 Fennelly’s Inhabitants (donation) CALLAN CYCLING CLUB RIDE Sun 26 09:30 meet outside Friary Sports (free) ABHAINN RÍ FESTIVAL FIELD DAY Sun 26 13:30 - 18:00 Abbey Meadow Outdoors (€3/free) DOG SHOW Sun 26 15:00 Abbey Meadow Field Day Entry GREAT CALLAN DUCK RACE Sun 26 17:00 Abbey Meadow Field Day Entry THE ELEMENTAL SESSION Sun 26 18:00 - 20:00 Abbey Meadow Music (free) COURTYARD SCREEN Sun 26 19:00 - 22:00 Fennelly’s Inhabitants (donation) DABBLEDOOMUSIC Mon 27 12:00 - 12:45 The Friary Workshop Workshop (free) DABBLEDOOMUSIC Mon 27 16:00 - 16:45 The Friary Workshop Workshop (free) METAL RAISING DEMO Mon 27 15:00 - 17:00 Old Bacon Factory Craft (free) DRUMMING WITH SOUFIANE Mon 27 16:00 - 16:45 Friary Complex Workshop (free) POETRY & MUSIC MEADOW FEAST Mon 27 18:00 - 20:00 Abbey Meadow Spoken Word (free) AM I A CITIZEN? Mon 27 17:00 - 19:00 The Friary Workshop Inhabitants (free) KEOGH’S BAKERY TOUR Tues 28 13:00 - 14:00 Keogh’s Bakery Heritage (free) MUSICAL MADNESS Tues 28 14:00 - 15:00 The Friary Workshop Workshop (free) METAL RAISING DEMO Tues 28 15:00 - 17:00 Old Bacon Factory Craft (free) SLIPPER, THE WHISTLING FISH Tues 28 16:00 - 17:00 Callan Library Workshop (free) AM I A CITIZEN? Tues 28 17:00 - 19:00 Windgap Inhabitants (free) INTEGRA, BOOK LAUNCH Tues 28 18:00 - 19:30 Callan Workhouse Union Spoken Word (free) KINGS RIVER ECOLOGY WALK Tues 28 19:30 - 21:00 Abbey Meadow Car Park Environment (free) CALLAN IS......TABLE QUIZ Tues 28 21:00 - late The Big Wheel €20 per team FENNELLY’S GENERAL STORE OPEN Wed 29 08:00 - 11:00 Fennelly’s, Bridge St Food PETER’S POP UP BIKE REPAIRS Wed 29 11:00 - 15:00 Callan Workhouse Union Community MUSICAL MADNESS Wed 29 11:30 - 12:30 The Friary Workshop Workshop (free) WORKHOUSE TOUR Wed 29 13:00 - 14:00 meet bottle bank entrance Heritage (free) SEEDS OF HEAVEN Wed 29 14:00 - 15:00 Fennelly’s Performance (€5) STARTING POINTS: SEMINAR Wed 29 14:00 - 16:00 The Friary Workshop Inhabitants (free) METAL RAISING DEMO Wed 29 15:00 - 17:00 Old Bacon Factory Craft (free) SLIPPER, THE WHISTLING FISH Wed 29 16:00 - 17:00 Callan Library Spoken Word (free) DRUMMING WITH SOUFIANE Wed 27 16:00 - 16:45 Friary Complex Workshop (free) AM I A CITIZEN? Wed 29 17:00 - 19:00 Danesfort Inhabitants (free) CALLAN PICTORIAL PAST EVENING Wed 29 21:00 - late Carroll’s Bar Spoken Word (free) THE BUBBLE: LIGHT NIGHT Wed 29 21:30 - 22:30 Abbey Meadow Car Park Inhabitants (free)

CONTINUED >


AT A GLANCE THURS 28 JUNE- SUN 03 JULY

FENNELLY’S BREAKFAST RESIDENCY Thurs 30 MILL RACE TOUR Thurs 30 MUSICAL MADNESS Thurs 30 COURTYARD SCREEN Thurs 30 PAINTED CABERNET Thurs 30 ZUU CIRCUIT TRAINING Thurs 30 FENNELLY’S BREAKFAST RESIDENCY Fri 01 THOMAS HUNTER SEMINAR Fri 01 MUSICAL MADNESS Fri 01 INHABITANTS TOUR Fri 01 THE BUBBLE: ORIGAMI WORKSHOP Fri 01 FAIRYTALE IN MOVEMENT Fri 01 COURTYARD SCREEN Fri 01 THREE SISTERS 2020 – MUSIC SHOWCASE Fri 01 COOLAGH CEMETERY MASS Fri 01 FENNELLY’S BREAKFAST RESIDENCY Sat 02 SOCCER & SOUNDS DAY Sat 02 OPEN CIRCLE ARTS COLLECTIVE Sat 02 MUSICAL MADNESS Sat 02 INTERNATIONAL DINNER & DANCE Sat 02 COURTYARD SCREEN Sat 02 FENNELLY’S BREAKFAST RESIDENCY Sun 03 CALLAN CYCLING CLUB RIDE Sun 03 JOHN LOCKES FOOTBALL CLUB BLITZ Sun 03 ON THE BUS Sun 03 COURTYARD SCREEN Sun 03 COMMUNITY PARADE Sun 03 FAMILY FITNESS EVENT Sun 03 FESTIVAL COURTYARD TAPAS BAR Sun 03 ÁINE DUFFY & THE HYPNOTYST Sun 03

08:00 - 11:00 13:00 - 14:00 11:30 - 12:30 19:00 - 22:00 20:00 20:00 - 21:00 08:00 - 11:00 09:30 - 16:30 11:30 - 12:30 13:00 - 14:00 14:00 - 15:30 17:00 19:00 - 22:00 20:00 - 22:00 20:00 08:00 - 11:00 12:30 - 17:30 12:00 - 15:00 14:00 - 16:00 19:30 - late 19:00 - 22:00 08:00 - 11:00 09:30 13:30 - 15:30 13:30 - 16:00 13:45 - 16:00 16:00 - 17:00 17:00 - 18:00 18:00 - 21:00 21:00 - late

Fennelly’s, Bridge St Food Abbey Meadow Car Park Heritage (free) The Friary Workshop Workshop (free) Fennelly’s Inhabitants (donation) The Friary Complex Workshop (€20) The Friary Workshop Sports (free) Fennelly’s, Bridge St Food Parish Hall Inhabitants (free) The Friary Workshop Workshop (free) meet outside Old Co-op Heritage (free) Abbey Meadow Car Park Inhabitants (free) Friary Studio Performance (free) Fennelly’s Inhabitants Fennelly’s Music (€10) Coolagh Cemetery Heritage (free) Fennelly’s, Bridge St Food Fair Green Outdoors Callan Workhouse Union Workshop (free) The Friary Workshop Workshop (free) Parish Hall Food (€20) Fennelly’s Inhabitants Fennelly’s, Bridge St Food meet outside Friary Sports(free) Fair Green Sports(free) Fair Green Workshop (free) Fennelly’s Inhabitants Fair Green to Abbey Meadow Outdoors (free) Abbey Meadow Sports(free) KCAT Courtyard Food Carroll’s Bar Performance (€5)

FRONT PAGE PAPER CUT: PAUL BOKSLAG ILLUSTRATIONS: MARTA SLAWINSKI | LAYOUT DESIGN: ROSIE LYNCH


Welcome to our seventh Annual Abhainn Rí Festival of Participation and Inclusion. We pool together the creative, social and civic resources of the town to make this special festival happen. This year is very significant in Ireland’s history and a number of events in festival are part of the larger Kilkenny County Council’s 1916 Commemoration Programme. As many of you may be aware of Kilkenny, Waterford and Wexford have come together as the Three Sisters region in a bid to win the European Union’s prestigious European Capital of Culture for 2020. Our festival will be an good opportunity to highlight Callan’s exciting cultural life. We hope you enjoy participating in our diverse programme of events across architecture, music, ecology, theatre, visual arts, sport, , spoken word, heritage, religion, food and craft. Festival is administered by Callan Community Network and programmed and delivered by a volunteer committee: Paul Bokslag, Mary Byrne, Antoinette Crotty, Abbas Ghadimi, Etaoin Holahan, Seamus Kelly, Anna Kennedy, John Lennon, Patrick Lydon, Joe Lyons and Rosie Lynch. Festival coordination team: Julie O’Hea, Hannah McCorrmick, Rachel Murray and Louise Osborne. We would like to thank our amazing volunteers who work hard to make this festival happen. In particular we would like to thank Albert Deere, Darragh Byrne and Jim Foran. You can visit our festival box office from Thursday 23rd of June. Festival Box Office, t: 085 2810707 Old Co-op, e: info@abhainnrifestival.com Green Street, Callan facebook.com/AbhainnRiCallan

Opening Hours: 12:00 - 17:30 twitter.com/AbhainnRiFestiv

Thank you to all our sponsors, supporters and funders: Sponsors: Keogh’s Model Bakery, Callan Co-op Society, McGuire Haulage, Lyons Greengrocer & Florist, Strathmore Lodge Nursing Home, SuperValu Callan, Callan Dental Practice, McDowell’s Pharmacy, Callan Food for Life, Callan Post Office, Brett Bros. Ltd, P. Molloy’s & Sons Monumental Sculptors , Yum Yum Chinese Take Away, Chips & Co, Hackett’s Grocery & Newsagents, Daybreak Supermarket, Pristine Specialist Drycleaners, Hennessy’s Garage, Callan Credit Union, A.I.B Callan, Bank of Ireland, Callan Tyre Company, Barry’s Lawnmower Repairs and Servicing, Unecol, Callan Tool & Plant Hire, Callan Auto Services, Fennelly & Son Auctioneers, Grace Real Estate Alliance, Grace Solicitors, Just Men Barbers, Brothers Barber Shop, Hourigan’s Bar, Keogh’s Bar, Doheny Crash Repairs, John Murphy Family Butcher, Vaughan’s Chip Shop, John Lyons Kyleathera, Electrical/Security Systems, Valle Verde Landscape, I.F.A.C. Callan, Super Valu Callan, Brett’s Hardware & Funeral Directors Mullinahone, Perry’s Cash & Carry, Celtic Stone Craft, John Nolan - Milkman, Tobin’s Bakery - Littleton, Pat’s Hair Salon, A.I.M, K.W.S., Swan’s Chinese Restaurant, Carrie’s Cafe and Madigan’s Pharmacy, Ormonde Hotel Kilkenny, O’ Carrolls Bar, O’ Briens Drapery, The Big Wheel, Oasis Beauty Salon, Ormond Veterinary, Premier Foods, Red Mills, Callan Veterinary Hospital, Kilkenny Crystal, Johnny Butler- Butlers Store, ICA, FBD, Doheny Wheelie Bins, Mark Roberts Architects. Supporters/Co-producers: Callan Parish Hall, KCAT Art & Study Centre, Trasna Productions, Fennelly’s, Callan Workhouse Union, Monkeyshine Theatre, Camphill Community Callan, Callan Co-op Society, L’Arche Café, Carroll’s Bar, Hourigan’s Bar, The Big Wheel, Macra na Feirme, Civil Defence, Josie Lynch, Callan Parish Hall Committee, An Garda Siochnana, Callan United FC, Callan Cycling Club, John Lockes GAA Club, Callan Library, Inclusive, Kingsriver Community, Strathmore Lodge, Callan Dental Practice. Funders: By bringing communities together through a community tourism initiative for the diaspora this event is supported in partnership with Kilkenny County Council, Fáilte Ireland and IPB Insurance.

Abhainn Rí Festival 2016  

Welcome to our seventh Annual Abhainn Rí Festival of Participation and Inclusion. We pool together the creative, social and civic resources...

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