Varied programme for Cashel Arts Festival

This year sees the Cashel Arts Festival celebrating its 10th year and in doing so the ten day festival is jam-packed with something for everyone.

This year sees the Cashel Arts Festival celebrating its 10th year and in doing so the ten day festival is jam-packed with something for everyone.

To kick off we invite you all down to a fire show with stilt walkers on Friday, November 9, at 6.30 on the Plaza, Cashel.

We are very honoured to have John Crosse open the festival, as one of the founding members.

The revealing of the Banners around the town that have been created through a community based project, the Bio-diversity photograghy exhibit in Cantwells Pub and Alan Clarke’s illustrations in the Library will also be opened on the night.

A little treat for the light opera lover will take place earlier on November 9 in The Bru Boru from 12.30 to 3pm.

Local secondary schools will perform excerpts from their school musicals - this event is free.

We are very excited to have varied musical events with the annual solo singing competition on Saturday open to the following age groups - under 11, under 13, under 15 under 17 and over 18, please check out the web site or Heritage Centre details, entries in before Friday, November 9.

Debuting and fresh from Electric Picnic is up and coming Dublin singer song writer Garr Cleary.

Garr is unusual in that he plays his right handed guitar strung upside down. Come to this free event in the Brian Boru on Saturday at 9pm.

A musical treat is in store while you browse the food and craft stalls on Sunday from 11am outside the Cashel Palce Hotel.

The Cashel Brass Band, the beauiful ‘Vocalize’ singers, traditional music and local bands.

Free children’s entertainment with Jelly Bean Julie, Dara the Magician, Irish dancing display from Anne Whelan’s Irish Dancing School and much more; you might even enjoy a tour of Cashel on horse drawn carriage.

The Songbirds’ are in the library on Tuesday, November 13, at 8pm, a musical delight with two very popular and highly entertaining sopranos is in store. Tickets only through Cashel library ph.062 63825, 10euros

Gothic comedy, horror song and tales are the main attraction for the Dinner Theatre featuring the stories of Edgar Allan Poe in Cafe Terrassa on Friday, November 16.

Tickets from the Heritage Centre and Cafe Teressa Restaurant, Cashel Shopping Centre at €25 which includes three course meal, and group discounts available.

An exciting workshop will take place facilitated by Shane Dempsey of Stage Craft, Clonmel in The Cashel Palace Hotel on November 17 to 18, geared at individuals who would like to learn more about acting, writing storylines, performing and stage direction - the two day workshop culminates in a performance of the groups

For all rap enthusiasts Dave Lordan will host workshops in the library on Saturday, November 17, from 2-4pm and 4.30-5.30pm, booking only through the library.

Hip hop features in a workshop for teenagers in Halla na Feile on Sunday, November 11, at 4.30pm.

Places can be booked through the Heritage Centre, ph062 62511

A first for Cashel comes in the line of ‘The Nutcracker Suite’ from Ballet Ireland,in the Bru Boru on Saturday, November 17; tickets for this premiere event at the Heritage Centre or on line at

Family tickets at €40 (two adults, two children) or single tickets at €15.

Ballet workshops for three to eight year olds are on Saturday, November 17, in Spafield Family Resource Centre from 10am onwards.

For details and booking contact the Heritage Centre 062 62511.

Shane Dempsey of ‘Stagecraft’ and ‘fragments’ will run a play in a day workshop, where participants over two days (10am-8pm Saturday and Sunday the 17 and 18th November) will write, produce and perform a play.

Open to all ages from teens to adults, book your place through the Heritage Centre, 062 62511.Places limited.

As well as our visual exhibitions we have art work shops for children with Ruth Mulhern on Saturday, November 17, in Spafield Resource Centre.

Places very limited, contact the Heritage Centre 062 62511

For the adults, well known and renowed artist Sahoko Blake will host a life drawing workshop in Kilenure Castle over two days. Book through the Heritage Centre 062 62511.

Are you free, and would like to be involved in the creation of a sculpture over 24 hours in the centre of Cashel, on the Plaza.

Starting on Saturday, November 10 at noon, working right through till noon on Sunday for the Grand reveal, this is a great opportunity to work with experienced artists and be part of a unique spectacle. Contact Eavaun 087 6402664

This is just a sample of what is on offer, please check our brochures, our website, call our information line 087 0552179, the Heritage Centre 062 62511 or the library 062 63825.