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Abhainn Ri Festival 2017

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Abhainn Rí Festival 2017

Friday 30th June to Sunday 9th July 2017

http://abhainnrifestival.com/

The Abhainn Rí Festival, is a unique community festival that showcases the diverse and exciting cultural and community life of the small town of Callan. Now in it’s 8th year, the eclectic festival’s ten day programme, running from Friday 30th June to Sunday 9th July, is bursting with visual art, music, theatre, heritage, inclusion, street theatre, architecture and food events. The real star of the Abhainn Rí Festival is the town itself and the programme highlights forgotten and overlooked corners of this handsome town,  such as Bridge Street, The Abbey Meadow, Lockes Hall, The Workhouse, Fennellys,  an old agricultural co-operative, and the streets of the town itself.

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Schedule 2017

For more information on each event, visit this link - facebook.com/AbhainnRiCallan

Friday 30th June 2017

  • Theatre: Chapterhouse Theatre Company present "Peter Ban" - Ballykeeffe Ampitheatre, Kilmanagh - 7pm, €19/14
  • Kilbride Cementery Mass - Kilbride Graveyard - 8pm, free
  • Live Music: Opening Night Session with local musicians - Hourigans Bar, Callan - 9pm, free

Saturday 1st July 2017

  • Walk: Hidden Trails with Paddy Lawlor - from Fennelly's, Callan - 10pm to 2pm, €35
  • Lecture: "We Need an Economy Based On Need, Not Profit" - Parish Hall, Callan - 10am to 6pm, free (Donations accepted)
  • Live Music: Croation Choir - Abbey Meadows, Callan - 7pm, free (donations accepted)
  • Live Music and Live Comedy with Joe Rooney, Little Grit and more - Fennelly's, Callan - 8pm, €10

Sunday 2nd July 2017

  • Field Day with lots of activities - Abbey Meadows, Callan - 1pm, €3/free
  • Youth Led Walking Tour of Callan - from Friary Studio, Callan - 2pm to 4pm, free
  • Walk with Diviner Mary Carter - from Macra na Feirme, Callan - 3pm, free
  • Live Music: The Battle of the Bands - Abbey Meadows, Callan - 5.30pm

Monday 3rd July 2017

  • Breakfast with Cartoonists from Cartoon Saloon - Fennelly's, Callan - 9am to 11am
  • Craft: Origami Workshop - Friary Complex, Callan - 12pm, free
  • Lunchtime Tour & Talk of St Mary's Parish Church - Callan - 1pm, free
  • Youth Led Walking Tour of Callan - from Friary Studio, Callan - 2pm to 4pm, free
  • Drumming Workshop with Soufiane - Friary Workshop, Callan - 4pm to 5pm, free
  • Fitness: Circuit Training - Friary Complex, Callan - 7pm to 9pm, free

Tuesday 4th July 2017

  • Breakfast with Cartoonists from Cartoon Saloon - Fennelly's, Callan - 9am to 11am
  • Pete's Pop-Up Bike Repair Shop - Workhouse, Callan - 11am to 3pm
  • Youth Led Walking Tour of Callan - from Friary Studio, Callan - 2pm to 4pm, free
  • Craft: Origami Workshop - Friary Complex, Callan - 2pm, free
  • Drumming Workshop with Soufiane - Friary Workshop, Callan - 4pm to 5pm, free
  • Lecture: "From The White House to the Thatched Cottage: American President Visits to Ireland and the Immigrant Narrative" - KCAT Building, Callan - 7.30pm, free
  • Painted Cabernet - Friary Workshop, Callan - 8pm, €20

Wednesday 5th July 2017

  • Breakfast with Cartoonists from Cartoon Saloon - Fennelly's, Callan - 9am to 11am
  • Lunchtime Talk and Tour of Callan Workhouse - Callan Workhouse, Callan - 1pm, free
  • Youth Led Walking Tour of Callan - from Friary Studio, Callan - 2pm to 4pm, free
  • Drumming Workshop with Soufiane - Friary Workshop, Callan - 4pm to 5pm, free
  • Open Mic Night of Poetry & Music - L'Arche, Callan - 8pm, free
  • Workshop: Adult Jiu Jitsu - Friary Complex, Callan - 8pm, free

Thursday 6th July 2017

  • Breakfast with Cartoonists from Cartoon Saloon - Fennelly's, Callan - 9am to 11am
  • Thomas Hunter Inclusion - Parish Hall, Callan - 10am to 3.45pm, free
  • Craft: Origami Workshop - Friary Complex, Callan - 2pm, free
  • Youth Led Walking Tour of Callan - from Friary Studio, Callan - 2pm to 4pm, free
  • Monkey Shine Theatre create hands-on experience with soil and seed - Friary Studio - 2pm to 4pm, free
  • Talk: "Meet You at the Green?" Workshop - various locations, Callan - 4pm, free
  • Talk: "Callan during the Civil War" - Friary Complex, Callan - 7.30pm

Friday 7th July 2017

  • Breakfast with Cartoonists from Cartoon Saloon - Fennelly's, Callan - 9am to 11am
  • Craft: Origami Workshop - Friary Complex, Callan - 2pm, free
  • Youth Led Walking Tour of Callan - from Friary Studio, Callan - 2pm to 4pm, free
  • River Walk & Demonstration - Callan - 5pm
  • Supper Time Tour of Augustinian Abbey and it's surrondings - Augustinian Abbey & Abbey Meadow, Callan - 7pm, free
  • Prison Poems - L'Arche, Callan - 7pm, free
  • Coolagh Cemetery Mass - Coolagh - 8pm, free
  • Fitness: Circuit Training - Friary Complex, Callan - 8pm, free

Saturday 8th July 2017

  • Hip Hop Workshop for ages 6 to 13 - Friary Workshop, Callan - 10am to 11am, free
  • Walk: Hidden Trails with Paddy Lawlor - from Fennelly's, Callan - 10am to 2pm, €35
  • Breakfast with Cartoonists from Cartoon Saloon - Fennelly's, Callan - 10.30am to 12pm
  • Lecture: "Green Hills to White House" by James Hoban Society - Old Bacon Factory, Callan - 10.30am to 1pm, free
  • Lunchtime Talk: "Story of Flour from the bakery to shop shelf" - Keogh's Bakery, Callan - 1pm, free
  • Contemporary Dance Workshop for ages 8 to 15 - Friary Workshop, Callan - 2pm to 4pm
  • Town Talks regarding people's use of their cars in Callan - various locations, Callan - 4pm, free
  • Meal At The Mill - Evening of Food, Fun and Trad Music - Old Callan Bacon Factory, Callan - 8pm, €10/5

Sunday 9th July 2017

  • Walk: Kickham Walkers host Nature & Woodland Walk - from KCAT Car Park, Callan - 10am
  • Grand Parade - from the Fair Green to KCAT Car Park, Callan - 5pm
  • Tapas Night and Live Music - at KCAT Courtyard, Callan - 7pm
  • Sport: Under 10's Girls Football Invitational Match - John Lockes GAA Grounds, Callan - 7.30pm, free

Exhibitions (from 1st to 9th July, from 12pm - 5pm)

  • "Retrospective" by Sinead Fahey - KCAT Arts & Study Centre
  • Exhibition by Eric Holland - L'Arche
  • Celtic Stone Exhibition - Old Callan Bacon Factory
  • "Life and Local" by Noel McCormack & Margaret Walker - St Brigid's College
  • "A Variety of Sameness" by Paraic Leahy - Beside Kennedy's on Green St
  • "Secret Stations" by Kate Fahey - Macra na Feirme
  • Exhibition by Gabriel Byrne - Old Callan Bacon Factory
  • Exhibition by Justyna MacKowska - Old Callan Bacon Factory
  • Exhibition by David Byrne & Seamus Kelly - Old Callan Bacon Factory