Clancy Brothers Festival Art Trail 2018

Clancy Brothers Festival

Molly O'Driscoll pictured at the Clancy Brothers music festival '17

The incredible sight of ‘Yarn Bombing’ returns to Carrick this year for the Clancy Brothers Festival Art Trail on the June Bank Holiday.

Last seen in Carrick-on-Suir on the 2013 Art Trail, yarn bombing is pure artistic expression in the spirit of beautification and fun, and brings colour to urban areas by clothing trees in bright woollen pullovers. With plans to Yarn Bomb more extensively than before, and with the support of the Lions Club and the Carrick Business Centre, the Art Trail is looking for volunteer knitters.

Individuals, community groups, clubs and schools are all welcome. All you need are some basic skills, brightly coloured wool, needles and your imagination. If you can knit or crochet a patch, you can yarn bomb a tree.

The finished knitted masterpieces will go on display throughout Carrick in the week running up to the June Bank Holiday Weekend. Wool and supplies for knitters will be provided, but donations of wool will be gladly accepted at the Carrick-on-Suir Library.

Knitters can drop off their completed pieces to the Tudor Artisan Hub or the Carrick-on-Suir Library any time before May 18th, 2018.

The Art Trail is also seeking new, emerging and established artists and photographers for solo or group exhibitions, working in all mediums to participate in Clancy Brothers Festival Art Trail 2018, from Friday June 1 to Monday June 4. The deadline for registration is Friday 13 April 2018.

Please email your interest to, drop in to the Tudor Artisan Hub or call 051 640921 / 086 2560609.

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