Lots on this weekend, including Cabin Fever– the music event, not you being bored at home 😉
I’ve been sent a few notices of what’s on for the 4th July weekend in Ireland, so I’m passing the news on to you. Terry & I have my birthday-month weekend away booked for our fav boutique hotel, One Pery Square in Limerick, & we’ll be checking out:
4th Of July Limerick
Fri 4th- Sun 6th, with:
4th July Launch Party American Race Day Family Picnic
Night At The Dogs American Roller Party
As an ex-pat American myself, this will be kinda special fun, and as the owners of 4 rescued dogs, we are looking forward to seeing the Rescued category in the fundraising Dog Show at Saturday’s Picnic. Click the 4th of July Limerick to get more info on all the events.
Limerick is Ireland’s City of Culture 2014, and there’s plenty on all year during that. There are 3 Limerick events on the weekend of 4-6 July I’d like to mention:
Eva International, Ireland’s Biennal
This is the last weekend of EVA, Ireland’s Biennial of Contemporary Art. Get to Limerick to see it in the various venues (not all galleries,) around town– Sunday is the last day!
“Every two years EVA International works with guest curators to create a 12-week programme of exhibitions and events that engage with the people and city of Limerick, Ireland. Since its foundation in 1977, EVA International (formerly e v+ a) has worked with some of the world’s leading artists and curators, bringing outstanding exhibitions to audiences on the west coast of Ireland.” via EVA
Find out more on EVA’s website, where you can also download the Exhibition Guide.
Also in Limerick this weekend, starting Thurs 3 July is:
Make a Move Festival
3-6 July 2014
Music, street art, theatre, discussion, workshops & more, there’s bound to be something that will catch your eye. Loving the sound of the Paint Parade on Saturday! Check out the full programme here.
Friends, it’s all happening in Limerick! (Ok not all, but lots!) Here’s another super cool set of events on this weekend & beyond:
“Draw Out is an urban regeneration initiative that uses the most contemporary examples of Urban Art to reinvent space. Draw Out works in partnership with Limerick city council to select derelict sites across the city within prime locations.” via Limerick City of Culture
Draw Out urban artists will begin arriving in Limerick from the 2nd of July, and create work at undisclosed locations, as well as being part of the Paint Parade. I reckon looking around for ‘Limerick’ tweets on Twitter will tip you off to when & where the newest artworks appear.Find out more on the artists & other Draw Out projects here.
If you’re on the Eastern side of the country, then here are 2 for you:
Cabin Fever Music Event
Saturday 5th July, from 3pm
Bands including Big September, Red Empire, Hogan, Ruaile Buaile, V3 and Darragh Cullen.
This is a new event! I received an email with the scoop:
“The event is called Cabin Fever as the clubhouse is made from Canadian logs which were built “jigsaw like” in Canada, taken down, numbered and put back together in Carbury! The unique aspect of our venue is that it is set within the walled tennis courts, with decking and bars alongside the venue. There is onsite parking facilities, and proximity to Dublin is only 40 mins!! “
Sounds like a good setting– bars & no mud! Find out more on Cabin Fever here.
Irish America Day
There’s a packed programme of events for Ireland’s official July 4 celebrations on Friday in New Ross, Co. Wexford. Irish America day promises to be an exciting weekend for all the family to celebrate the U.S holiday in style with events continuing throughout the weekend.
Friday , 4 July
Keeping in line with US traditions whereby the Declaration is read from the ‘Old State House’ in Boston, there will be a reading of the ‘Declaration of Independence’ by the ‘Town Crier’ at The Tholsel at noon.
From noon to 6pm:
Arts and Crafts and a Picnic on the Quayside. Live entertainment along the Quay with a fantastic line up of local bands at the JFK Memorial Statue. Members of Wexford Food Family food producers will create a vibrant Quayside market all weekend. The Dunbrody Famine Ship will host a series of Boston Tea Party Reenactments and American Tea Parties will take place throughout the day at participating businesses across New Ross.
Friday’s celebrations will come to a close with a spectacular fireworks display over the River Barrow.
Saturday, 5 July
Joining in the festivities will be Hook Lighthouse who will host the Waterford Wolves American Football Club, as well as all day barbeques, family fun and events.
New Ross host the All Ireland Pipe Band Championships in the Town Park, followed by a Pipe Band parade through the town at 6pm. Take in some Al Fresco Dining at South Street plus the Dunbrody Strongman Competition will take place at the town park on Saturday afternoon.
Sunday, 6 July
Busker’s Sunday promises to be an eclectic finale to the celebrations with a variety of musicians lining the town’s streets, adding to the festival atmosphere. A Pirate Festival Day will take place at Hook Lighthouse and Al Fresco dining with members of the Wexford Food Family will take place on the Quayside along with Arts and Crafts.
For further festival details check out irishamericaday.com