A junction is a place where things come together. And in Clonmel, Co Tipperary between July 2nd and 8th, comedians, artists, performers, musicians and locals will all come together to celebrate the arts at the Clonmel Junction Festival.
This year the theme of the festival is the River Suir and Home Grown Heros will take centre stage. We have picked just a few of our highlights below, but visit junctionfestival.com for lots more information about the weeks activities.
The Camida Street Party On The Narrow Street Clonmel was one of the highlights of last year’s Junction Festival. This year, on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, the Narrow Street will be buzzing with great music, street entertainment and delicious food! Find out more here
Lego loving kids will need to head over to the Showgrounds on Saturday and Sunday. There will be free workshops to inspire master builders. Find out more here.
For older children, the South Tipperary Arts Centre will host four interactive workshops that break down barriers between art and science. They will be having so much fun, they won’t even realise they are learning! Find out more here.
Saturday sees a 1980s-tastic Family Fun Day in the Denis Burke Park. Dust down the leg-warmers and show the kids how we rolled in the good old days. With retro games and Jane-Fonda- Style workouts, this will be a brilliant event for all ages. Find out more here.
When super talented Róisin O and John Broe got together to record an album, the results were always going to be special. ‘Thanks Brother’ are one of Ireland’s most talked about new bands. They will be performing in Baker’s Bar on Tuesday. See here for details
For one night only, The Ruby Sessions is moving from it’s Dublin home to the beautiful venue that is Old St Mary’s Church. The Ruby Sessions has been Ireland’s premier acoustic showcase for twenty years. The line-up for this gig is yet to be announced. But we are anticipating something special. Find out more here.
One of the stand out moments on television this year has to be Billy Murphy belting out ‘After All’ in the final episode of The Young Offenders. The Frank and Walters will bring this classic and many more indie hits to Bakers Bar on Thursday night. Find out more here.
Have a laugh
Eggistentialism is a one woman show about the ups and downs of reproduction. Laugh, cry and then laugh again with Joanne Ryan at the White Memorial Theatre on Friday. Find out more here.
Lightning quick, sharp as a tack and utterly hilarious, Neil Delamere is one of Ireland’s best loved comics. His turn in O’Keefe’s Comedy Club is going to be one of the performances of the Junction Festival For more details see here
The Aprés Match team are sure to be match fit on Saturday in O’Keefe’s Comedy Club. It’s incredible to think that the legendary sketch show has been 20 years on the go. We’ll leave it there so… Find out more here.
Start each morning of the festival with a one hour yoga session at the beautiful St Patrick’s Well. It will certainly be an inspirational and uplifting way to begin the day! Get the details here.
Spliced is Timmy Creed’s look at at mental health, self-expression, masculinity and the GAA. Powerful and emotive, a must see for all GAA fans. Taking place in St Marys Hurling Club on Thursday and Friday, find out more here.
Blindboy from Limerick’s hip-hop comedy duo Rubberbandits will record his latest podcast live in the Big Top at Kickham Barracks on Thursday evening. One of the most interesting and unique voices in the country, this will be an unmissable evening. Find out more here.
Michael Harding is a poet, playwright, columnist and novelist. He is also one of Ireland’s most acclaimed and versatile storytellers. On Saturday he will read from his work, and offer fascinating insights into the nature and craft of storytelling at the Main Guard. Find out more here.
There are so many more fantastic events happening as part of the Junction Festival, and many of them are free. So what are you waiting for? Why not take a trip to Tipp for the first week in July.
Finally , all details were correct at time of publication. But please confirm with organisers before travelling.