In the shadow of the Rock of Cashel, from the 20th to the 23rd of September, a programme of events is planned to delight and entertain all ages. The theme for the Cashel Arts Festival 2018 is ‘Reflections’.The festival promises to provide a weekend of culture and fun. Here’s a taster of what’s in store….



Thursday 20th


Cashel Arts Festival 2018
Down And Out In Paris And London

Phelim Drew brings Orwell’s classic to the stage of the Brú Ború theatre for the opening night. Full of wit and warmth, you will be transported to Paris in the 1920’s. Find out more here



Friday 21st

Cashel Arts Festival 2018
Culture Night Lantern Parade


Culture Night is a nationwide celebration of the arts. And here in Cashel there is a huge choice of happenings for all ages and interests.



Saturday 22nd

A Taste Of Cashel
A Taste Of Cashel

Tipperary is home to some of the country’s most exciting food producers. A Taste of Cashel gives you a chance to sample some of the delights from the region. Buy some taste tickets and indulge! Find out more here.




Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd

Cashel arts Festival 2018
Thaumatrope Workshop

Whether you want to try your hand at painting, stretch with some yoga or sew something beautiful, there are lots of fantastic workshops planned to get your creative juices flowing. Our pick? Make a Thaumatrope…. And yes we had to look it up too. Suitable for children aged from ages 4 – 8 yrs, find out more here.



Saturday 22nd

Cashel Arts Festival 2018
Old Hannah


Hailing from the West of Ireland, Old Hannah have a  unique and sophisticated sound. This concert will surely be a festival high point. Find out more here.



Sunday 23rd

Cashel Arts Festival 2018
Crafts at the Cashel Arts Festival 2018

The streets of Cashel will be buzzing on Sunday afternoon. Babcock And Bobbins will entertain the crowds with circus tricks and slapstick antics. You can map where you live in relation to the River Suir and find out the quality of the water in your local stretch of river. Or perhaps experience basket weaving, stone masonry, pottery, butter making, spinning and a blacksmith at work at the Craft Demonstrations.



Sunday 23rd


To round out the Cashel Arts Festival 2018 in style, the RTÉ ConTempo Quartet are performing not one, but two concerts. A family friendly concert will take place in the afternoon. St. John the Baptist Girls’ National School choir, young soloist Bronwyn Stevens and pianist Ciarán Healy will also perform during what promises to be a highly enjoyable concert for all the family. Find out more here.

Cashel Arts Festival 2018
RTÉ Contempo Quartet

Later in the evening grown-ups will be treated to a concert in the magnificent setting of the Rock of Cashel. This will be a night to remember. Find out more here.


This is just a small flavour of the many events which will be taking place during the Cashel Arts Festival 2018. Visit the website for more information.


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