Friday July 23rd

‘Bee Wild’ Stage

Farmers’ Market @ the Heritage Centre | 11am-1.30pm | FREE EVENT

The reimagined Clancy Brothers Festival kicks off with the ‘Bee Wild’ stage at the Farmers’ Market in the Heritage Centre grounds. 

This pop up stage will feature live performances by local and visiting writers and musicians responding to this year’s festival theme, ‘Respecting and Healing Mother Earth’, and curated by Margaret O’Brien from Writing Changes Lives in association with the Tudor Artisan Hub.

Writers include Maura Barrett, Margaret O’Brien, Billy Fenton, Mary Hanrahan, Patricia Weldon, Breda Lonergan Ryan, Tom Mullane, Fionnuala O’Shea and Mary McGrath.

Music will be performed by Maria O’Shea Enright, Jane McLoughlin, Phila Grace, Panie Bartley, Kevin Power and Pete MacGowan.

In the beautiful grounds of the Heritage Centre just off the Main Street, this is a great opportunity to bring beach chair or a blanket for the ground, grab a coffee from one of Carrick’s many cafés, pick up a sweet treat from one of the market stalls, relax and enjoy!

The stage will run from 11am to 1.30pm.

‘Musical Society Goes Folk Vol. 3’

Strand Theatre | 8pm | SOLD OUT

Friday night sees the Carrick-on-Suir Musical Society take to the Strand Theatre stage for ‘Musical Society Goes Folk Vol. 3’.

Welcoming live music back to the Strand Theatre for the first time since February 2020, this is sure to be a memorable night as members of the award winning Musical Society take to the stage to perform many much-loved folk songs.

There will be another opportunity to see this show on Friday, August 6th. Limited tickets will be available for €10 from

The following guidelines must be adhered to while you are in attendance at any event within the Strand Theatre, including the Dick Meany Auditorium:

  • You must adhere to 2m social distancing at all times while on the premises.
  • Mask must be worn at all times; including during the performance.
  • Please follow all signage within the theatre for traffic flow; entrances and exits.
  • When entering the Auditorium you will be shown to your allocated seat by a Theatre Usher. Audience members must remain in their allocated seat that is indicated on their ticket for the duration of the performance.
  • At the conclusion of the performance; exiting the theatre will be coordinated by the ushers, on a row by row basis; starting at the back of the Auditorium. Please remain in your seats until you are called to exit the building.
  • Please note that due to Covid-19 restrictions, the Theatre Shop/ Christy’s Bar will not be open at this event.

Thank you for supporting local Arts and enjoy the show!

Saturday July 24th

Introduction to Kayaking

River Suir | Times subject to tides | FULLY BOOKED

On Saturday, kayaks will take to the river as part of an introduction to kayaking with Pure Adventure in association with the Lions Club’s ‘Diabetes Awareness’ programme, promoting regular physical activity to help prevent and delay type 2 diabetes.

Always a popular event at the Clancy Brothers Festival, this is also now booked out. 

Sunday July 25th

‘An Evening of Music at Keever’s Pub’

Streamed Online from 9pm | FREE EVENT

Closing out the first weekend in the Summer Series will be a very special online streamed music session recorded at Keever’s Pub, Faugheen, with renowned local musicians Panie Bartley, Maria O’Shea Enright, Breege Phelan and Will McLellan performing an eclectic mix of popular and contemporary folk ballads.

Filmed on location the day before Keever’s reopened for outdoor service, this is an intimate session of folk ballads, covers and original material, this is a session to kick back and enjoy!

(Filmed and edited by Will McLellan, produced by Pete Smith and Will McLellan).