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Weekly Community Event list, issued by Carlow County Council

Weekly Community Event list, issued by Carlow County Council

  • Title: Journey in Time, the Archaeology of the Carlow By-pass
  • Venue: Carlow County Museum, College Street, Carlow Town, R93 E3T2
  • Start Date/Time: 13/07/2018, 10:00
  • Details: The construction of the Carlow By-pass saw many archaeological treasures been excavated during the M9 Carlow By-pass construction. You will be struck by the similarities between ourselves and the people of the past. Our ancestors were able to feed, clothe and provide shelter for their families, but it was their skill and expertise that helped create the most beautiful handmade tools and crafts. So why not step back in time and experience how our ancestors lived. The exhibition is in association with the National Museum of Ireland and the National Roads Authority. Free Admission Telephone: 059-9131554 Email:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Web: Twitter:@CarlowCountyMus Facebook:

  • Title: Eric Lalor Live!
  • Venue: Visual
  • Start Date/Time: 13/07/2018, 20:00
  • Details: As seen in RTE’s Fair City, Eric Lalor comes to Visual Carlow on the 13th July for one night only! Eric’s warm, energetic onstage presence makes for an unforgettable experience. With gags that always hit the spot, his engaging, high intensity performances makes him on the top names of ‘must book’ comedians. Eric is a regular act at the prestigious Kilkenny Cat Laughs Festival, as well as playing the Electric Picnic, Galway Comedy Festival, Edinburgh Fringe, Portlaoise Halloween Howls and Iveagh Gardens Festivals as well as being invited to perform at the very first ever London Irish Comedy Festival in Oct 2012. He has also opened for some of the biggest names in Irish comedy including Tommy Tiernan, Des Bishop, Jason Byrne, PJ Gallagher, Andrew Maxwell, Colin Murphy and more.

  • Title: Carlow Castle 3D Model and Illustration on display
  • Venue: Reception Area Carlow County Council
  • Start Date/Time: 13/07/2018, 09:30
  • Details: Come view a 3D printed model and historical reconstruction illustration of Carlow Castle. Both the 3D model and illustration are based on the time period of the late 14th century when Carlow was the administrative Capital of Ireland. The 3D printed model of the castle was made by Industrial Design Students at IT Carlow. The illustration of the Castle & surrounding areas was undertaken by Uto Hogerzeil, historical reconstruction artist. Both were commissioned by Carlow Town Council in 2013 to commemorate the 800th anniversary of the construction of Carlow Castle in 1213 AD. A free Carlow Castle brochure by Dr. Margaret Murphy, Carlow College is available to take away. Reception of Carlow County Council, Athy Road, Carlow Town. Opening Hours: 09.30am – 4.30pm, Monday - Friday.

  • Title: St. Willibrord, Patron Saint of Luxembourg and his County Carlow Connection
  • Venue: Carlow County Museum, College Street, Carlow Town, R93 E3T2
  • Start Date/Time: 13/07/2018, 10:00
  • Details: View this special exhibition that was featured on RTE television programme ‘Nationwide’ (view episode on the RTE Player, Monday 12th February). St. Willibrord, who was trained and ordained in county Carlow in the 7th century at the most important Anglo-Saxon ecclesiastical settlement in Ireland. His connection has been celebrated in both Carlow and Luxembourg in June 2017. He is one of Europe’s most important saints, embarked on a mission to the continent from Carlow in AD 690 and this exhibition explores his enormous impact on the Netherlands, Germany & Luxembourg. Every year the town of Echternach, Luxembourg hosts an annual ‘hopping procession’, which has UNESCO World Heritage Status, in his honour. See a copy of St. Willibrord’s own hand writing, the oldest datable signature of an English person, written on a book from county Carlow. View samples of the beautiful manuscripts that were produced in Echternach. The method of making a manuscript is shown in detail, from producing the inks and the vellum to how the letters and designs were laid out. Start Date/Time: Monday - Saturday 10.00am - 5.00pm; Sunday 2.00pm – 4.30pm (last admission half hour before closing) Telephone: 059-9131554 Email:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Web: Twitter:@CarlowCountyMus Facebook:

  • Title: Visit St. Mary’s Church
  • Venue: St. Mary’s Church, Church Street, Carlow town
  • Start Date/Time: 13/07/2018, 13:00
  • Details: Visit the historical St. Mary’s Church which has been at the centre of Carlow towns’ Church of Ireland community since the 17th century. The present church is the third church on the site, with the second built in the 18th century while the present church was completed in the 1830s, no doubt incorporating parts of the earlier churches. View the many memorials to local families including one to Thomas Gurly, great grandfather of George Bernard Shaw, Oscar and Nobel prize winning playwright. Admission is free, donations welcome. Sunday worship at 10.45am; Holy Communion on Wednesdays at 10.30am followed a cuppa in the adjoining Church of Ireland Community House. For further information: Rev. David White, Tel: 059-9132565, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Title: The Columban Way - "Starting the Journey Inaugural Walk"
  • Venue: Bunclody
  • Start Date/Time: 13/07/2018, 10:00
  • Details: The Columban Way - "Starting the Journey Inaugural Walk" Friday 13th July - 14th July 2018 Following in the footsteps of Saint Columbanus "The Columban Way" is a pilgrim trail along his journey taken during the 5th and early 6th century from his home parish of Myshall in the foothills of the Blackstairs Mountains, County Carlow to begin religious studies in Fermanagh and Bangor, Co Down. At the age of 48 he travelled to Europe founding monasteries along the way in France, Germany, Austria, eventually settling in Bobbio, Italy where he was laid to rest in 615AD. Walks and Event Schedule Stage 1. Bunclody to Nine Stones 13km (3.5hrs) 13th July at 10.00 a.m. departs from Bunclody Library Stage 2 . Nine stones to Myshall 12km (1.5hrs) 13th July at 2:30 p.m. Nine Stones Event - Opening of Paths Project at Tobar Bhride 13th July at 5:30 p.m. Myshall Village Stage 3. Myshall to Carlow town 33km (8 hrs) 14th July at 9:30 a.m. Myshall Community Centre Talk - Saint Columbanus Talk 14th July at 7:00 p.m. Carlow College Join us and walk in the footsteps of those who have gone before us. Register for all events at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Please note this event is free walkers can join the route at any point Friday 13th 2:30 p.m. Nine stones/ Sat 14th The Quayside Bagenalstown 2 p.m./ Leighlinbridge The Barrow Towpath 3: 30 p.m. Contact: Patsy on 087 6736311 or Carlow Tourism on 059 9131554

  • Title: The Joy of Painting Art Exhibition
  • Venue: Carlow Library
  • Start Date/Time: 16/07/2018, 10:00
  • Details: Young Art Students of Artist Alina Blaszczyk invite you to the Joy of Painting Art Exhibition at Carlow Library from 16th July, 2018 to 28th July, 2018

  • Title: Storytime for U6s
  • Venue: Carlow Library
  • Start Date/Time: 14/07/2018, 11:00
  • Details: Storytime for U6s at Carlow Library every Saturday morning except bank holidays

  • Title: Carlow Sugar Factory Exhibition
  • Venue: Carlow Library
  • Start Date/Time: 13/07/2018, 10:00
  • Details: Students of Carlow Educate Together N.S. did a project on Carlow Sugar Factory which culminated in an exhibition of art and stories on exhibition in Carlow Library throughout the Summer

  • Title: Carlow Farmers Market
  • Venue: Potato Market Carlow
  • Start Date/Time: 14/07/2018, 09:00
  • Details: Carlow Farmers Market is held every week in the center of Carlow Town and there are a wide variety of producers selling their fresh and local products. Explore the essence of beautiful Carlow town at the Farmers Market

07 2018
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