Friday 7th

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Programme of Events, Friday 7th July 2023

Woodland Crafts for Children at Crough Wood

11am Friday 7th, 12pm Saturday 8th
4-7yrs & 8-11yrs

Inspired in Crough’s ethereal woodland, join us for a fun creative exploration of our woodlands abundant materials with artist & children’s yoga and mindfulness teacher Claire O’Sullivan.

We will craft dreamcatchers, stars, faeries, leaf printing, frames and many more magical creations.  1hr workshops 💚

  • Bookings via 085 8403353
  • €5 per child.  Pay on arrival.



Comeragh’s wild foraging & forest bathing

2pm, Friday 7th
Crough Woods to the Magic Road, 2-3+ hours.

Experience Crough woods like never before, fully present, mindfully awakening all the senses to the ethereal magic that is abundant here. Meeting at the entrance of Crough, we will walk on and off the path to the magic road.

En route identify and learn about wild edible and medicinal flowers, herbs, plants & wild mushrooms.

Brew some wild herbal teas & taste wild salad & pesto served with some homemade Crough wild sourdough bread!   Our guide Claire will share many recipes to create nutritious food and medicine from this wild wonderful land 💚  A medium level of fitness required.   Limited Capacity. 

  • Bookings via 085 8403353
  • €15 per person.  Pay on arrival.



6pm – 10:30pm
The Backyard Band

Building on the success of CW22 and back by popular demand, The Backyard Band are headlining this years Concert@Crotty’s.

The Backyard Band are a 5-piece Band featuring 3 former members of the hitmakers TWEED.

Drawing from the well of American country, roots and blues with more than a little rock influence, the Backyard Band will have you ready for take-off in no time at all. From Nashville favourites to West Coast smoothies to down and dirty rock and roll, it’s all here.


CEOL are a new young band from all over Ireland with a passion for folk music – Cathal (Dublin), Matthew (Donegal), James (Wexford), Daryl (Kildare).
Discovered by Nathan Carter and Liam McKenna, and taking inspiration from The Dubliners, The Chieftans, Christy Moore, Mumford and Sons, and many other great Irish and international artists before them, CEOL aim to bring folk music to a new generation.

Nathan Carter said: “The idea came to me when I was travelling around Ireland and seeing so many talented young musicians singing and playing in pubs every night of the week. I thought to myself, there is an opening here for a great young band who play a mix of the old folk songs with a contemporary modern twist.”

Within 9 months of joining TikTok they have amassed over 5 million views, making them Irelands fastest growing debut music artist on the platform.

Alan Power & The Aftershocks

Formed in November 2022 and hailing from the historic city of Waterford Ireland, Alan Power and the Aftershocks are a high-energy rockabilly 4 piece with a sound that harkens back to the golden era of the 50s. Fronted by Alan Power, whose wild vocals and a frenzied stage presence that have been described as “mystifying” the band delivers a raucous live show that leaves audiences breathless.

Complemented by the thumping upright bass of Cian Daltun, the lightning-fast guitar licks of Jimmy ‘Jim Law’ Shields and the thunderous drums of Steff Sinnot, the band have been wowing crowds across Europe and the UK with their infectious blend of rock and roll, blues, and country. With influences ranging from Elvis Presley to the Platters, the band has carved out their own unique sound that is both classic and fresh.

Whether you’re a die-hard rockabilly fan or just looking for a good time, Alan Power and the Aftershocks are a must-see act that will leave you wanting more.
Limited Capacity.

Play: When Harry met Sally

Clodiagh House, Portlaw

The hilarious classic 80’s rom-com is back!

Presented by the always funny and ever-talented Theatre Vamps, Derek Flynn & Nicola Spendlove, this promises to be a very entertaining night of fun, innuendo and yes …. that memorable scene!



Music with Reverb

Danny’s Bar, Kilmacthomas