Family Fun at the Clancy Festival

The Clancy Brothers Music and Arts Festival embraces the local community with both arms. Not only is there a variety of fun and entertaining ticketed events, there are also amazing free family fun days. These events are focused around the community and the families of Carrick and its surrounding areas.

Music and fun will fill Kickham Street on Saturday June 2nd starting at 4pm. The line up of entertainment will include a Young Bands Competition from 4pm to 6pm and from 6pm to 10pm there will be a concert with local and national bands entertaining the masses. Bands playing on the evening include Amber Jean, Two Time Polka, The Butterfly Band and The Fayerweather Band. There will also be live street entertainment including dancing, street entertainers, children’s art and face painting to keep the eyes and ears spellbound throughout the day. It is sure to be a fantastic event full of music, magic and fun for all the family.

On Sunday 3rd of June at 2pm, the Children’s Parade will be leaving Ormond Castle. This parade will involve local children’s groups marching across the town, celebrating what they do best. The parade will lead down to the River Festival and Family Fun Day at Sean Healy Park from 3pm to 6pm. This is due to be a wonderful family day with raft races, duck races, cot building, basket weaving, face painting, live

angling demonstrations, street entertainers, arts & crafts for children, music &

dancing and a remarkable Viking re-enactment.


The main street of Carrick will be swarming with talent and music during the busking competition from 2pm to 4pm on Saturday the 2nd of June.  If you would like to get involved in the busking competition you can head over to the website and download the application form.


Join South Tipperary Tourism on Saturday June 2nd from 11am – 1pm

at the Ormond Castle for the launch of our newest product The Butler Trail. Come along to this free event and meet Black Tom Butler, owner of Ormond Castle in the 1500s. Dressed in full regalia and accompanied by his good lady wife, Black Tom will tell all about life and times in Carrick on Suir over 400 years ago! Our Butler Trail event will also feature medieval craft demonstrations, medieval music and a falconry display. Children will be invited to dress up in costumes from this medieval period and hear tales of life in those days. There will also be a display of swords and weaponry from the period. The launch will finish with a walking tour of the town illustrating Carricks rich Butler history. Come along and join in the fun.


The success of the festival’s family fun days will rely on the generosity of the local community during our fundraising events. The committee would like to extend a big thank you to everyone who supported the Race Night in O’Ceallachains, flag days and future events! For more information please check out or the festivals Facebook page!

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