This Year’s Festival Highlights

Bands On The Bank

‘An Online Music Showcase’

2nd June 2021

Bands On The Bank, along with most other things lately, has gone online! Over the last 12 months, we have taken any opportunity to film some of Kildare’s finest musicians, poets and performers. It’s no gig at the Watering Gates, but it’s the next best thing! This online series will feature performances from artists such as Appo, Mary Caffrey, Brian Brannigan (A Lazarus Soul), Paul McCormack, Kilian O’Kelly, Laura Caffrey and a trad session from Eimear Dempsey, Nicky Keogh & Christine McEvoy. Make sure to tune in for more special guests.

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The Grand Canal Project

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11th June 2021

Why not check it out and enjoy this visual experience with the option to purchase an original piece of art for yourself or the art lover in your life

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Audio Tour of The Barracks with Frank Boland

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31st June 2021

Local historian, Frank Boland, guides us on an audio tour of a historical walk through the housing estate known as the Barracks. It is loosely based on Frank’s book – ‘From the Barrack Gate to the Watering Gates’, about the history of the houses in the estate and its residents.

The walk begins on the Main St. at the Barrack Gate area, between the Town Hall and Garda Station, goes through the estate, down to the watering gates and finishes on the Main St. beside the Riverbank Centre.
The event will be both online and physical.

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Irish Military Seminar

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Online Exhibition with Pop Up Art Exhibitions Newbridge

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1st June 2021

Not to be defeated by Covid 19, PopUpArt Newbridge has joined forces with June Fest to launch their inventive online Gallery – www.popupartnewbridge.com as an exciting new platform to showcase some of the amazingly talented Kildare Artists

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Audio Tour of The Gibbet Rath with Jim Kavanagh

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8th June 2021

CURRAGH RAMBLE – THE CURRAGH IS A TAPESTRY OF HISTORY, HERITAGE, CULTURE AND LEGEND.

Today we are going on a walk in the southwest corner of the curragh to discover The French Furze/Maddenstown area. The walk takes about one hour. Bring sensible walking shoes or strong runners and just a reminder that we are in an area for training horses so if walking in the morning time please be aware you may come across some horses training, make sure to steer clear of them and lastly respect the sward and bring your rubbish home with you.

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