Monday 22 July 2019

Party mode for Mid-Summerfest

Kanturk Calling

Timmy Lynch

It's Party Time at 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 21st to the 23rd of June 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 flavour to the occasion. There are still some spaces available for Art on the Railings for Saturday 22nd, plein air painting with Jessica Baron on Sunday morning and crochet workshop Saturday morning.

There will be plain-air painting in the Town Park facilitated by artist Jessica Baron on Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning.

Also taking place on the Saturday morning is a three hour crochet workshop, bookings on 087 640 6705.

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, who is organizing the event, hope people will come along in their droves to support the events. For full details, log onto