Thursday, June 7, 2012
Butler Trail free family events planned for Carrick-On Suir, Clonmel and Cahir A tourism trail that links the Butler family history and architecture with the three towns of Carrick-on-Suir, Clonmel and Cahir in South Tipperary is being launched this month with a host of free festivities planned. Many craft demonstrations will available to view at each launch, such as calligraphy, basketweaving, fly tying, blacksmithing, spinning, weaving and rushwork. ‘The Butler Trail’, an initiative by the South Tipperary Tourism Company, stretches thirty-eight kilometres along the River Suir, encouraging visitors to explore the history and the buildings of the Butlers and in turn discover the character of the towns they influenced. Butler Trail: Local Launch Events in June 2012 www.discoverireland.ie/thebutlertrail Clonmel Sat June 9th 2 – 4pm To be held in partnership with Festival Cluain Meala at their pre-festival event. Location: The Main Guard, Clonmel Cahir Sat June 30th 11am - 1pm To be held in partnership with Cahir Horse Festival: http://visitcahir.ie/Events/CarriageTrialsCahir.html Location: Cahir Castle Inch Field All launches will feature various displays, re-enactments, walking tours and craft demonstrations. For more information on each location and events occuring visit http://www.discoverireland.ie/thebutlertrail
Tipperary Craft Gathering is an exhibition of work by a newly formed group of craft producers from the Tipperary area. This runs in The Gallery till June 14th. The exhibition is a collection of craft, promoting the awareness and quality of local contemporary and traditional craft by the founding members of the Tipperary Craft Gathering group. It brings together the very best of Tipperary’s unique craft maker’s and artists, from ceramicists, jewelers and textile-workers to furniture makers, wood turners and carvers, paper and felt makers, sculptors and many more. Here is the group proudly displaying their work.