Saturday 20 July 2019

All set for Kanturk Mid-Summerfest

Kanturk Calling

All is in readiness for Kanturk Mid-Summerfest. To celebrate Day of the Regions, supported by IRD, the people of Kanturk and surrounding areas are in for a hugely enjoyable weekend at the inaugural Mid-Summerfest which takes place from June 21st to 23rd in the Town Park.

The festival kicks off with a book launch when local author Mary Angland will launch her debut collection of short stories, 'Cry of the Curlew and Other Stories', accompanied by music song and story-telling on the Friday night in the marquee in the Town Park.

The general public is invited to drop by O'Brien Street Park on Saturday where various artists will be displaying their work on the railings by the river, giving a continental flavor to the occasion. There are still some spaces available for Art on the Railings for Saturday 22nd.

There's a crochet workshop Saturday morning. If you are a crafts person and would like to sell your crafts, there are also some stalls available. For bookings and details phone 087 833 9137.

There will be 'plain-air' painting in the Town Park facilitated by artist Jessica Baron on Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning. For bookings for plain air art and for an exhibition spot on the railings, contact 087 833 9137.

On Sunday afternoon in the Town Park a number of musical ensembles - including the Kiskeam Brass Band, members of the Shandon and Cobh ukulele bands, local group Devil's Bit and guitarist Timothy Higgins - will take to the stage. There will also be face-painting for children and the young at heart. The event kicks off at 2pm.

Kanturk Arts Festival members, who are organizing the event, hope people will come along in their droves to support the events. For full details, log onto