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Abhainn Rí Festival 2016

Friday 24th June to Sunday 3rd July 2016

http://abhainnrifestival.com/

The Abhainn Rí Festival, is a unique community festival that showcases the diverse and exciting cultural and community life of the small town of Callan. Now in it’s 7th year, the eclectic festival’s ten day programme, running from Friday 24th June to Sunday 3rd July, is bursting with visual art, music, theatre, heritage, inclusion, street theatre, architecture and food events. The real star of the Abhainn Rí Festival is the town itself and the programme highlights forgotten and overlooked corners of this handsome town,  such as Bridge Street, The Abbey Meadow, Lockes Hall, The Workhouse, Fennellys,  an old agricultural co-operative, and the streets of the town itself.

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2016 Schedule

OUTDOORS

ABHAINN RÍ FESTIVAL FIELD DAY
Sunday 26 | 13:30 - 18:00 | Abbey Meadow | ADULTS: €3/ CHILD: FREE
Come and enjoy a fun afternoon, full of activities for all the family with Dog Show, Vintage Tractor Run, Wheel O’ Fortune, 7-aside Camogie, Vintage Car Display, The Great Callan Duck Race, Food, Craft Stalls, Festival Raffle and much more.

DOG SHOW
Sunday 26 | 15:00 | Abbey Meadow | FIELD DAY ENTRANCE
With 10 categories to be won this year, the Callan Dog show has something for every pooch, come see who will be crowned top dog in 2016.

GREAT CALLAN DUCK RACE
Sunday 26 | 17:00 | Abbey Meadow | FIELD DAY ENTRANCE
We proudly announce our 2nd Annual Duck Race: hundreds of plastic numbered ducks will dive into ‘Abhainn Ri’ river for a dash to fame and fortune.

SOCCER & SOUNDS DAY
Saturday 02 | 12:30 - 17:30 | Fair Green
Callan United’s annual Soccer and Sounds Festival Day, with local music and soccer talent in the wide open spaces of the Fairgreen. Plenty of food, party games and entertainment.

COMMUNITY PARADE
Sunday 03 | 16:00 - 17:00 | Fair Green to Abbey Meadow | FREE
Come in fancy dress and take part in a celebration of our creative and vibrant community. Starting at the Fair Green the parade will weave down Green Street and Bridge Street ending in the Abbey Meadow for more festivities.

SPORTS

CALLAN CYCLING CLUB RIDE
Sunday 26 + Sunday 03 | 09:30 | meet outside Friary | FREE
Join the club on a 60km cycle ride with a coffee break half way. A cycle helmet must be worn and making sure your bike is fully functional.

ZUU CIRCUIT TRAINING
Thursday 30 | 20:00 - 21:00 | Friary | FREE
Try out a free Zuu Circuit session - a weight-free functional-training workout.

JOHN LOCKES FOOTBALL CLUB BLITZ
Sunday 03 | 13:30 – 15:30 | The Fair Green | FREE
Boys and girls football blitz. A series of matches played over two hours, followed by the Callan Community Parade.

FAMILY FITNESS EVENT
Sunday 03 | 17:00 - 18:00 | Abbey Meadow | FREE
Join our lively intergenerational event where family members can learn some fitness moves to music under guidance of fitness instructor Rory Comerford.

WORKSHOPS

KIDS ORAL HEALTH EDUCATION MORNING
Saturday 25 | 10:00 |Callan Dental Practice | FREE
A free kids oral health education morning to help educate kids on how to look after their teeth.

FELTED SOAP
Saturday 25 | 16:00 | The Friary Workshop | FREE
A fun, simple, creative workshop introducing wool as a natural fibre and good choice for your skin. Age 10-15

DABBLEDOOMUSIC
Monday 27 | 12:00 & 16:00 | The Friary Workshop | FREE
Music making that is open for all ages and levels of experience- play along with colour-coded animations, fun musical characters and instruments for everyone. Age 5+

MUSICAL MADNESS: PARADE WORKSHOP
Tuesday 28 | 14:00 - 15:00 + Wednesday 29 + Thursday 30 + Friday 01 | 11.30 - 12.30 + Saturday 02 | 14:00 - 16:00 | The Friary Workshop | FREE
Get involved in making costumes and preparing a small performance for the Community Parade.

DRUMMING WITH SOUFIANE
Monday 27 + Wednesday 29 | 16:00 - 16:45 | Friary Complex| FREE
A festival favourite! Come and enjoy making music with your friends and a chance to meet new faces.

PAINTED CABERNET
Thursday 30 | 20:00 | The Friary Workshop | €20
Join us for an evening of paint and sip. First glass complimentary. This class is for the perfect artist and the not so perfect artist. The instructor will guide you step by step through your master piece, which you will take home.

OPEN CIRCLE ARTS COLLECTIVE MEND AND REPAIR YOUR DENIM WITH THE SEWCIALISING PROJECT
Saturday 02 | 12:00 - 15:00 | Callan Workhouse Union | FREE
Boro is the Japanese art of mending textiles. Share your stories of your pre-loved denim and learn to visibly repair your items, using the embroidery technique of Sashiko.

ON THE BUS
Sunday 03 | 13:30 – 16:00 | Fair Green | FREE
Costume making and face painting. Come along and prepare your costume for the Community Parade.

NOTE: Workshop places are limited and booking is essential. Children attending must be accompanied by an adult.

SPOKEN WORD

POETRY & MUSIC MEADOW FEAST
Monday 27 | 18:00 - 20:00 | Abbey Meadow | FREE
Singers, poets, comedians share your talent and bring along a dish of food to share if you wish.

SLIPPER, THE WHISTLING FISH
Tuesday 28 + Wednesday 29 | 16:00 - 17:00 | Callan Library | FREE
A very special storytelling event for children with local author Peter Brabazon and artist Bernie McAuley.

INTEGRA: STORIES OF HOME & DISPLACEMENT
Tuesday 28 | 18:00 - 19:30 | Callan Workhouse Union | FREE
Reading, book signing and discussion. Ciara Ryan-Gehardt’s recent publication explores home, place and travel in light of the current migration crisis.

CALLAN IS......TABLE QUIZ
Tuesday 28 | 21:00 - late | The Big Wheel | €20 PER TEAM
A table quiz to test your local knowledge - interspersed with humour and imagination. Great prizes.

CALLAN PICTORIAL PAST EVENING
Wednesday 29 | 21:00 - late | Carroll’s Bar | FREE
A trip down memory lane. An evening to share pictures and stories from the recent and distant past.

MUSIC

OPENING NIGHT SESSION
Friday 24 | 21:00 - late | Hourigan’s Bar | FREE
An evening with local musicians and a chance to catch up with old friends and new faces.

THE ELEMENTAL SESSION
Sunday 26 | 18:00 - 20:00 | Abbey Meadow | FREE
Join us for an evening of music and festivity in a temporary amphitheatre in the Abbey Meadow. Local musical talent will come together to entertain and compete for the top prize at this free musical event organised by Inclusive.

THREE SISTERS 2020 – MUSIC SHOWCASE
Friday 01 | 20:00 - 22:00 | Fennelly’s | €10
As part of the Three Sisters 2020 Bid Programme - Waterford, Kilkenny and Wexford musicians will unite to create a unique show highlighting the music talent and collaboration in our region.

ÁINE DUFFY & THE HYPNOTYST
Sunday 03 | 21:00 - late | Carroll’s Bar | €5
Áine Duffy & The Hypnotyst bringing the #raverockrevolution to Abhrinn Rí -- Big beats, Acrobatic Vocals, Big Riffs, lots of dancing and fun

PERFORMANCE

PETER PAN
Friday 24 | 20:00 | Ballykeeffe Amphitheatre | Adults €18/Children €14
Chapterhouse Theatre Company present the unforgettable story of Peter Pan the boy who wouldn’t grow up. This performance takes place in the magical Ballykeeffe Amphitheatre, Kilmanagh

THE COURAGE TO BE
Friday 24 | 19:30 | The Friary Complex | FREE
A fully improvised clowning show, highlighting clowning as a personal journey towards finding one’s unique way of being. Suitable for all.

THE MAGIC BOOKSHOP MONKEYSHINE THEATRE
Saturday 25 | 12:00 + 14:00 | Friary Studio | €5
Welcome to The Magic Bookshop - a treasure trove of wonders where old books flock together and their stories hop from the pages. Audiences are invited to bring gently used books to swap. Age 5+

SEEDS OF HEAVEN
Wednesday 29 | 14:00 - 15:00| Fennelly’s | €5
A quest to bring beauty into the world told through storytelling, puppetry and live music for children and families. Suitable for all ages.

FAIRYTALE IN MOVEMENT
Friday 01 | 17:00 | Friary Studio | FREE
An African fairy tale eurythmy performance with music accompaniment by Schubert. Eurythmy is an art of movement and the tale is suitable for all ages.

FOOD

FENNELLY’S BREAKFAST RESIDENCY & GENERAL STORE
Wednesday 29 to Sunday 03 | 08:00 – 11:00 | Fennelly’s, Bridge St
Join us for a delicious breakfast while our artist in residence tries out new ideas. A rare insight into the creative process over a hot bowl of yummy porridge. This year Fennelly’s General Store officially launches and opens for business. A new era begins!

INTERNATIONAL DINNER & DANCE
Saturday 02 | 19:30 - late | Parish Hall | €20
Come and enjoy a delicious array of international cuisine. Bring your own bottle of wine and dance your night away to the tunes of ‘The Sheehans’.

FESTIVAL COURTYARD TAPAS BAR
Sunday 03 | 18:00 - 21:00 | KCAT Courtyard
Relax in a continental courtyard with tapas and refreshments.

COMMUNITY

PETER’S POP UP BIKE REPAIRS AND TEA SHOP
Wednesday 29 | 11:00 – 15:00 | Callan Workhouse Union
Tea and Cake Served and punctures repaired.

CRAFT & EXHIBITIONS

METAL RAISING DEMONSTRATION
Monday 27, Tuesday 28, Wednesday 29 | 15:00 - 17:00 | Old Bacon Factory, Mill Lane
Drop by and experience the craft of expert silversmith Dave Byrne at work.

WOODTURNING DISPLAY
Friday 24 to Sunday 03 | Nolan’s shop window, West Street
A craft display by The Southeast Wood Turning Chapter.

ERIC HOLLAND, LIAM WHELAN, DONAL COSTIGAN
Tuesday 28 to Friday 01 | 09:30 - 16:30 | Cafe L’Arche and Friary Complex
An exhibition of three local photographers capturing moments in time through nature and portraits.

STONE CRAFT DISPLAY
Friday 24 to Sunday 03 | Old Bacon Factory window, Mill Lane
A stone craft display by Celtic Stone Crafts

FROM THE FOREST
Sunday 26 to Sunday 03 | 12:00 - 17:00 | Macra Hall | FREE
An exhibition of sculptures created in the Kingsriver Community woodcarving workshop.

HERITAGE & ECOLOGY

LUNCHTIME WALKING TALKS
Monday 27 - Friday 01 | 13:00 - 14:00 | FREE
Join us at lunchtime to explore our town’s fascinating heritage.
Tues | KEOGH’S BAKERY | meet at Keogh’s Bakery
Wed | CALLAN WORKHOUSE | meet bottle bank entrance
Thurs | MILL RACE | meet at Abbey Meadow Car Park
Fri | INHABITANTS PROGRAMME | meet outside Old Co-Op
KILBRIDE CEMETERY MASS Fri 24 | 20:00 | Kilbride Cemetery
COOLAGH CEMETERY MASS Fri 01 | 20:00 | Coolagh Cemetery
KINGS RIVER ECOLOGY WALK Tue 28 | 19:30 - 21:30 | meet at Abbey Meadow Car Park | FREE
The state of our river is a concern for many people - this walk and talk will focusing on potential solutions.

INHABITANTS

COURTYARD SCREEN
Saturday 25 + Sunday 26 + Thursday 30 + Friday 01 + Saturday 02 | 19:00 - 22:00 Sun 03 | 13:45 - 16:00 | Fennelly’s | DONATION
Courtyard Screen builds on three years of community activities on Bridge Street Upper. Developed through workshops led by Studio Weave, Courtyard Screen is a new space for community gatherings with an accompanying film programme.

CALLAN TAZ: THE BUBBLE
Light Night | Wednesday 29 | 21:30 - 22:30 Abbey Meadow CarPark | FREE
Origami Workshop | Friday 01 | 14:00 - 15:30 | Abbey Meadow CarPark | FREE
Series of events programmed by students of St. Brigid’s College and Coláiste Éamann Rís in a new mobile out door space designed and built by students with Spanish architects Todo Por La Praxis.

FAMOUS FACES, FRANCIS CASEY
Saturday 25 to Sunday 03 | 12:00 - 17:00 |KCAT Art and Study Centre
Retrospective exhibition by Francis Casey a founding member of the KCAT studio. The work identifies cultural icons prominent to the artist.

A WORD NOT SPOKEN HOLDS WEIGHT, BRIDGET O’GORMAN
Saturday 25 to Sunday 03 | 12:00 - 17:00 | Callan Workhouse Union
Video installation addressing ideas around trauma and the forgotten voice as a speculative, alternative narrative of remembrance.

WHAT WOULD KATHLEEN LYNN SAY? DEIRDRE O’MAHONY
Saturday 25 to Sunday 03 | throughout Callan
A series of public posters highlighting Kathleen Lynn in relation to cuts to rural health provision. Kathleen Lynn was a political activist, suffragette, pioneering doctor and the only female commander during the Easter Rising.

AM I A CITIZEN?
Monday 27: The Friary Workshop | Tuesday 28: Windgap | Wednesday 29: Danesfort 17:00 - 19:00 | FREE
New York artist Charles Eladio Beronio will lead workshops creating placards and banners, opening up conversations on what it means to be a citizen in Ireland today.

STARTING POINTS OR HOW DID WE GET HERE?
Wednesday 29 | 14:00 - 16:00 | The Friary Workshop | FREE
KCAT’s Equinox Theatre Company hosts a discussion on creating theatre work in a participatory context. How does it, should it, will it, can it deviate from more mainstream practices.

THOMAS HUNTER INCLUSION SEMINAR
Friday 01 | 09:30 - 16:30 | Parish Hall | FREE
This seminar aims to create a local and national forum for discussing the positive affects of social inclusion in a rural context. With a keynote address by Sr Stanislaus Kennedy and talks, workshops and conversations.

Friday 24th June

  • THE COURAGE TO BE - 7:30pm - The Friary Complex - Performance (free)
  • PETER PAN - 8pm - Ballykeeffe Amphitheatre - Performance (€18/€14)
  • KILBRIDE CEMETERY MASS - 8pm - Kilbride Cemetery - Heritage (free)
  • OPENING NIGHT SESSION - 9pm till late - Hourigan’s Bar - Music (free)

Saturday 25th June

  • KIDS ORAL HEALTH - 10am - Callan Dental Practice - Workshop (free)
  • THE MAGIC BOOKSHOP - 12pm - Friary Studio - Performance (€5)
  • THE MAGIC BOOKSHOP - 2pm - Friary Studio - Performance (€5)
  • FELTED SOAP WORKSHOP - 4pm - The Friary Workshop - Workshop (free)
  • FROM THE FOREST: OPENING - 2pm to 3pm - Macra Hall - Exhibitions (free)
  • INHABITANTS LAUNCH - 3pm to 6pm - Various Locations - Inhabitants (free)
  • FAMOUS FACES OPENING - 3pm to 4.30pm - KCAT Art and Study Centre - Inhabitants (free)
  • COURTYARD SCREEN - 7pm to 10pm - Fennelly’s - Inhabitants (donation)

Sunday 26th June

  • CALLAN CYCLING CLUB RIDE - 9.30am - meet outside Friary - Sports (free)
  • ABHAINN RÍ FESTIVAL FIELD DAY - 1.30pm to 6pm - Abbey Meadow - Outdoors (€3/free)
  • DOG SHOW - 3pm - Abbey Meadow - Field Day Entry
  • GREAT CALLAN DUCK RACE - 5pm - Abbey Meadow - Field Day Entry
  • THE ELEMENTAL SESSION - 6pm to 8pm - Abbey Meadow - Music (free)
  • COURTYARD SCREEN - 7pm to 10pm - Fennelly’s - Inhabitants (donation)

Monday 27th June

  • DABBLEDOOMUSIC - 12pm to 12.45pm - The Friary Workshop - Workshop (free)
  • DABBLEDOOMUSIC - 4pm to 4.45pm - The Friary Workshop - Workshop (free)
  • METAL RAISING DEMO - 3pm to 5pm - Old Bacon Factory - Craft (free)
  • DRUMMING WITH SOUFIANE - 4pm to 4.45pm - Friary Complex - Workshop (free)
  • POETRY & MUSIC MEADOW FEAST - 6pm to 8pm - Abbey Meadow - Spoken Word (free)
  • AM I A CITIZEN? - 5pm to 7pm - The Friary Workshop - Inhabitants (free)

Tuesday 28th June

  • KEOGH’S BAKERY TOUR - 1pm to 2pm - Keogh’s Bakery - Heritage (free)
  • MUSICAL MADNESS - 2pm to 3pm - The Friary Workshop - Workshop (free)
  • METAL RAISING DEMO - 3pm to 5pm - Old Bacon Factory - Craft (free)
  • SLIPPER, THE WHISTLING FISH - 4pm to 5pm - Callan Library - Workshop (free)
  • AM I A CITIZEN? - 5pm to 7pm - Windgap - Inhabitants (free)
  • INTEGRA, BOOK LAUNCH - 6pm to 7.30pm - Callan Workhouse Union - Spoken Word (free)
  • KINGS RIVER ECOLOGY WALK - 7.30pm to 9pm - Abbey Meadow Car Park - Environment (free)
  • CALLAN IS......TABLE QUIZ - 9pm till late - The Big Wheel (€20 per team)

Wednesday 29th June

  • FENNELLY’S GENERAL STORE OPEN - 8am to 11am - Fennelly’s, Bridge St - Food
  • PETER’S POP UP BIKE REPAIRS - 11am to 3pm - Callan Workhouse Union - Community
  • MUSICAL MADNESS - 11.30am to 12.30pm - The Friary Workshop - Workshop (free)
  • WORKHOUSE TOUR - 1pm to 2pm - meet bottle bank entrance - Heritage (free)
  • SEEDS OF HEAVEN - 2pm to 3pm - Fennelly’s - Performance (€5)
  • STARTING POINTS: SEMINAR - 2pm to 4pm - The Friary Workshop - Inhabitants (free)
  • METAL RAISING DEMO - 3pm to 5pm - Old Bacon Factory - Craft (free)
  • SLIPPER, THE WHISTLING FISH - 4pm to 5pm - Callan Library - Spoken Word (free)
  • DRUMMING WITH SOUFIANE - 4pm to 4.45pm - Friary Complex - Workshop (free)
  • AM I A CITIZEN? - 5pm to 7pm - Danesfort - Inhabitants (free)
  • CALLAN PICTORIAL PAST EVENING - 9pm till late - Carroll’s Bar - Spoken Word (free)
  • THE BUBBLE: LIGHT NIGHT - 9.30pm to 10.30pm - Abbey Meadow Car Park - Inhabitants (free)

Thursday 30th June

  • FENNELLY’S BREAKFAST RESIDENCY - 8am to 11am - Fennelly’s, Bridge St - Food
  • MILL RACE TOUR - 1pm to 2pm - Abbey Meadow Car Park - Heritage (free)
  • MUSICAL MADNESS - 11.30am to 12.30pm - The Friary Workshop - Workshop (free)
  • COURTYARD SCREEN - 7pm to 9pm - Fennelly’s - Inhabitants (donation)
  • PAINTED CABERNET - 8pm - The Friary Complex - Workshop (€20)
  • ZUU CIRCUIT TRAINING - 8pm to 9pm - The Friary Workshop - Sports (free)

Friday 1st July

  • FENNELLY’S BREAKFAST RESIDENCY - 8am to 11am - Fennelly’s, Bridge St - Food
  • THOMAS HUNTER SEMINAR - 9.30am to 4.30pm - Parish Hall - Inhabitants (free)
  • MUSICAL MADNESS - 11.30am to 12.30pm - The Friary Workshop - Workshop (free)
  • INHABITANTS TOUR - 1pm to 2pm - meet outside Old Co-op - Heritage (free)
  • THE BUBBLE: ORIGAMI WORKSHOP - 2pm to 3.30pm - Abbey Meadow Car Park - Inhabitants (free)
  • FAIRYTALE IN MOVEMENT - 5pm - Friary Studio - Performance (free)
  • COURTYARD SCREEN - 7pm to 10pm - Fennelly’s - Inhabitants
  • THREE SISTERS 2020 – MUSIC SHOWCASE - 8pm to 10pm - Fennelly’s - Music (€10)
  • COOLAGH CEMETERY MASS - 8pm - Coolagh Cemetery - Heritage (free)

Saturday 2nd July

  • FENNELLY’S BREAKFAST RESIDENCY - 8am to 11am - Fennelly’s, Bridge St - Food
  • SOCCER & SOUNDS DAY - 12.30pm to 5.30pm - Fair Green - Outdoors
  • OPEN CIRCLE ARTS COLLECTIVE - 12pm to 3pm - Callan Workhouse Union - Workshop (free)
  • MUSICAL MADNESS - 2pm to 4pm - The Friary Workshop - Workshop (free)
  • INTERNATIONAL DINNER & DANCE - 7.30pm - late Parish Hall - Food (€20)
  • COURTYARD SCREEN - 7pm to 10pm - Fennelly’s - Inhabitants

Sunday 3rd July

  • FENNELLY’S BREAKFAST RESIDENCY - 8am to 11am - Fennelly’s, Bridge St - Food
  • CALLAN CYCLING CLUB RIDE - 9.30am - meet outside Friary - Sports (free)
  • JOHN LOCKES FOOTBALL CLUB BLITZ - 1.30pm to 3.30pm - Fair Green - Sports (free)
  • ON THE BUS - 1.30pm to 4pm - Fair Green - Workshop (free)
  • COURTYARD SCREEN - 1.45pm to 4pm - Fennelly’s - Inhabitants
  • COMMUNITY PARADE - 4pm to 5pm - Fair Green to Abbey Meadow - Outdoors (free)
  • FAMILY FITNESS EVENT - 5pm to 6pm - Abbey Meadow - Sports (free)
  • FESTIVAL COURTYARD TAPAS BAR - 6pm to 9pm - KCAT Courtyard - Food
  • ÁINE DUFFY & THE HYPNOTYST - 9pm till late - Carroll’s Bar - Performance (€5)