Five days of the Mallow Arts Fest up and running
After the official opening of the first ever five day Mallow Arts Festival last evening at the Hibernian Hotel by Philip King, entertainment continues this Thursday with an Exhibition Trail on Mallow's Main Street commencing at 10.30am.
At 2pm a costumed re-enactment of Daniel O'Connell's Monster Meeting, which originally took place at the Fair Field near St. Patrick's National School, will take place at the Plaza at 2pm.
A selection of short films at the Gate Cinema with a Mallow involvement will be held at 6.30pm.Tickets for this event were sold out but the Gate Cinema has introduced a larger screen for the event and extra tickets are now available from the Mallow Development Partnership, Bridewell Lane.
The Louisiana bluegrass group Sweet Olive String Band will perform at Albert's Bar at 7pm while the Shandrum Ceili Band will be in concert at the Hibernian Hotel at 8.30pm with tickets at €10.
Friday's events include Library Poetry Reading at 2pm, story telling by Deirdre Crowe at the Hibernian Hotel at 5pm followed by jazz at Jim O'Keefee's Bar at 10pm with Jazzoo and Run Down Washington Street performing at Ocano's and Dave Skinner at Kepplers both at 10pm.
Saturday will see Rock The Afternoon at Market Square at 1pm featuring two bands and two solo performers while at 4.30pm Danny McCarthy will introduce events at St. James' Church which includes the Electronic Folk.
Later on Saturday evening the top Mallow group STAY will be on stage at Albert's Bar at 10pm while at 8.30pm Music From The Shows will be held at St. James' Church.
On Sunday Cor Magh Ealla will sing at Dano's in Bellevue at 12.30pm and later at 2pm the Kilshannig Trad group will entertain at Market Square while Fun Music Bingo takes place at Maureen's Bar at 9pm.
Cork County Council, Bridhaven Nursing Home and Mallow Credit Union are the main sponsors of the five day event. The organisers wish to thank all the other sponsors and pubs for their assistance.