Friday 12th

Programme of Events, Friday 12th July 2019

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Let it Flow

One Day Creative Writing at Curraghmore House Estate, Portlaw, Co. Waterford – Book Online here: Be inspired at the historic home of the 9th Marquis of Waterford with Irish Times Bestselling Author of the Butterfly Barn Series, Karen Power. Waterford-born Karen will share her creative writing strategies along with an invaluable insight into editing and the publishing process. The workshop is suitable for both new writers and those who would like to enhance their writing skills. Cost: €120 includes lunch, a private tour of Curraghmore House and a gift pack from The Book Centre. Pre-booking is essential on (083) 3214134. Places are limited.

Curraghmore House 9am – 5pm
Surfs Up

Get flat on a board and head out with us from beautiful Bunmahon to catch some waves. Meet at Bunmahon beach. Places are limited. Max 8 people per lesson. Lessons at 10:30an, 12 noon and 1.30pm daily. All you need to bring are a towel, swimming togs and a sense of adventure and fun. Please call 087 639 8210 with queries.


Bonmahon 10.30 – 2pm
Tír na Sí  Land of the Faeries

Through leave no trace & mindfulness approach we will build a magic land for the faeries of Crough Wood 🙂

Using only natures materials for landscaping, building & decorating our gifts to the faeries will take on many exciting shapes & forms! Each child will make, name & take home a star. A keeper of the light… of the faerie they’ve built a home for ✨ Workshop would be approx. 90 mins. This workshop is limited to small no’s to preserve the woodlands. Book early to secure your place.

All children accompanied by 1 adult. €5 per child. Age 7 +

Crough Wood, Mahon Bridge Friday 12th & Saturday 13th July 2pm.

Contact: Claire O Sullivan. 085 840 3353 /

Crough Wood, Mahon Bridge 2pm
The Mystery of Stone Circles, Folklore & Fairies

David Halpin of Circle Stories unravels the mystery of stone circles and their proposed uses and origins. What was the purpose of these ancient structures? Why are people drawn to stone circles and why are they associated with rituals and magic? All will be uncovered.

David will also talk about some of the strange folklore and fairy-lore attached to these ancient places. This will be a one hour talk including a visual presentation at Portlaw Heritage Centre Friday at 7pm Admission €5

Portlaw Heritage Centre 7pm
Mescall & Mount Sion at Mahon Falls

Join Internationally-acclaimed Irish singer and songwriter Don Mescall and the award-winning Mount Sion Choir live and open air at the foot of stunning Mahon Falls, deep in the Comeragh Mountains.

The Waterford city-based choir shot to fame for their cover version of the Lady Gaga hit ‘Shallow’ and were the opening act for Don Mescall in May, 2018. Don loved the choir’s version of his song, ‘Your Love Carries Me’ and together, they recorded the single for three cancer charities. They fundraised to travel to London to record the single and along the way, they met The Kingdom Choir, Vicky Phelan and Stephen Teap. ‘Your Love Carries Me’ is now a cancer anthem. Early bird tickets for this unmissable reunion are €15 early booking via Eventbrite or €20 on the night.

Mahon Falls, Mahon Bridge 8pm