Saturday 30th July
|10.00 am||McKernan Woolen Mills Open Day||Tuamgraney|
McKernan Woolen Mills Open Day30th July 2022 10.00 am
As per Friday. Festival wristband required.
|10.00 am||Family Fitness Class with East Clare Fitness||Scariff GAA Park|
Family Fitness Class with East Clare Fitness30th July 2022 10.00 am
For all ages and levels of fitness, enjoy a fun-filled hour-long outdoor obstacle course styled bootcap at Scariff GAA and Community Centre, supervised by the Fitness Instructors of East Clare Fitness to ensure all exercise is conducted in a safe but fun way. All you need on the day are your friends, family and a positive attitude. Festival wristband required.
|10.00 am||Open Air Street Market||Fair Green|
Open Air Street Market30th July 2022 10.00 am
Craft workers, artists, organic growers, and food stalls display their wares.
|11.00 am||A Woodland Heritage Walk Through History in East Clare||Tuamgraney|
A Woodland Heritage Walk Through History in East Clare30th July 2022 11.00 am
Join Andrew St Ledger, well-known Native Woodland Specialist and Conservationist and PRO of the Woodland League on a journey through time. Starting at St Cronans Church, in Tuamgraney, the oldest church still in use in the land, Andrew will finish with a Walk and Talk in Tuamgraney Community Native Woodland Restoration Project. He will explain plans to restore the remnant shreds of the Great Forest of Aughty, look at how life was in Gaelic Ireland with its ancient Brehon Laws, explore the island universities of learning, crafts, trading culture and the unique Ogham Alphabet of trees, through the eyes of Brian Boru, Irelands legendary High King associated with this church and area. Festival wristband required.
|11.00 am||Scouting capers with the 10th Clare Scariff/Mountshannon Scout Group.||Fair Green|
Scouting capers with the 10th Clare Scariff/Mountshannon Scout Group.30th July 2022 11.00 am
Test your skills during this fun and interactive afternoon with the 10 th Clare Scariff/Mountshannon Scout Group who celebrate their 10th anniversary in 2022. Suitable for kids of all ages, from 4 to 94, activities will include: Lash-a-Raft, Power-Para-Bracelets, 3D Munchie-Mars-Shapes, Catapult Capers, Krazy Keyrings and Knottie Boards. Go on - give it a go! Festival wristband required.
|11.00 am||Irish Seed Savers Association Tour||Capparoe|
Irish Seed Savers Association Tour30th July 2022 11.00 am
Irish Seed Savers is an oasis of biodiversity for the whole family to enjoy. Our guided tour will Introduce you to our 20-acre organic farm that includes seed gardens where we grow vegetables and flowers for seed. Marvel at the heritage orchards that comprise the National Irish Heritage Apple Tree collection, with over 180 apple varieties from the whole island of Ireland. Our polytunnels are brimming with flowering crops, our orchards filled with apples and woodland trails dance with an abundance of wild flowers. Irish Seed Savers are Farming for Nature ambassadors and the farm is a conservation area for the native Irish honey bee and other wildlife that includes badgers, foxes, pine martins and hedgehogs. Two tours lasting one and a half hours at 11.00am and 3.00pm (not suitable for persons with very restricted mobility). Festival wristband required.
|12.00 pm||Kayak Scariff River with Derg Isle Adventure Centre||Scariff Harbour|
Kayak Scariff River with Derg Isle Adventure Centre30th July 2022 12.00 pm
A unique opportunity to try out Kayaking with Derg Isle Adventure Centre from Scariff Harbour and experience the Scariff River from a different perspective! Advance booking is recommended through the website dergisle.com. Full instruction, supervision and safety equipment will be provided. Taster sessions will run every 30 mins from 12 midday until 4pm. Festival wristband required.
|1.00 pm||An Epic Journey – from East Clare to Ellis Island||Scariff Harbour|
An Epic Journey – from East Clare to Ellis Island30th July 2022 1.00 pm
A talk by Tulla-based, professional genealogist, Jane Halloran-Ryan MA, in which she explores the stories of emigrants who travelled from various East Clare parishes to Ellis Island at the turn of the 20th century. Genealogy Sessions (20 minutes) - Jane will provide free genealogy sessions (maximum 12 people over Saturday & Sunday) to assist with genealogical queries. She will also advise on how to progress your search including specific repositories, websites and online sources. Please register your interest, including your name, mobile number and preferred day to firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday 28 th July 2022. Following random selection the Festival Committee will notify you of your time slot. Festival wristband required.
|2.00 pm||Genealogy explorations with Jane Halloran-Ryan||Scariff Harbour|
Genealogy explorations with Jane Halloran-Ryan30th July 2022 2.00 pm
Genealogy Sessions (20 minutes) - Jane will provide 6 free individual genealogy sessions to assist with genealogical queries. She will also advise on how to progress your search including specific repositories, websites and online sources. Please register your interest, including your name, mobile number and preferred day to email@example.com by Thursday 28th July 2022. Following random selection, the Festival Committee will notify you of your individual time slot. Talk & Sessions will be repeated on Sunday. Festival wristband required.
|2.00 pm||Kids Fun Zone with Toons and Balloons||GAA Park|
Kids Fun Zone with Toons and Balloons30th July 2022 2.00 pm
A safe and fun-filled afternoon for the kids with lots of activities and games. Includes Inflatable Basketball, Inflatable Hoopla, IPS Battlezone, Junior Pitstop Challenge, Kick ’n Stick Darts and Laser Invader. Suitable for children under 10 years, who must be accompanied by an adult. Festival wristband required.
|2.00 pm||Guided Foraging for Edible Flowers, Herbs and Assorted Salads||Community Co-Op|
Guided Foraging for Edible Flowers, Herbs and Assorted Salads30th July 2022 2.00 pm
As part of the Scariff Harbour Festival, this lunchtime event welcomes families for a guided walk through the Community Garden to gather ingredients to be prepared and served al fresco with fresh baked pizza. Festival wristband required.
|3.00 pm||Shared Notes – A Musical Journey with Martin Hayes||Scariff Library|
Shared Notes – A Musical Journey with Martin Hayes30th July 2022 3.00 pm
Martin is one of the most recognised Irish traditional musicians worldwide, who has toured and recorded with the late Dennis Cahill and collaborated with musicians across a variety of musical genres. He founded the Irish-American Band, The Gloaming, The Martin Hayes Quartet and the Common Ground Ensemble and received an Honorary Doctorate of Music from NUI Galway. Join the East Clare native and master fiddle player as he discusses his recently published memoir, Shared Notes – A Musical Journey, reads extracts from his book and takes questions from the audience. Festival wristband required.
|3.00 pm||Children’s Biodiversity Treasure Hunt Adventure||Capparoe|
Children’s Biodiversity Treasure Hunt Adventure30th July 2022 3.00 pm
Children will be given a challenge to find plants and identify insects around Irish Seed Savers\' 20-acre organic farm. On successful completion of the treasure hunt they will be awarded a prize. Suitable for children 4-10. All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Festival wristband required.
|5.30 pm||Traditional Music at the Harbour||Scariff Harbour|
Traditional Music at the Harbour30th July 2022 5.30 pm
The Festival is delighted to welcome renowned East Clare musicians Mark Donnellan (fiddle), Brian Donnellan (keyboards and piano) and Andrew McNamara (button accordion), to perform in the beautiful setting of Scariff Harbour. SCT music certificates will also be presented to East Clare musicians by Clare Comhaltas during the evening. Festival wristband required.
|8.00 pm||Faye Moloney||Fair Green|
Faye Moloney30th July 2022 8.00 pm
Inspired by country / blues / folk music, poetry and story telling, Scariff native Faye Moloney is an aspiring singer / songwriter with a unique voice. Having released her first album \'The Beginning\' last year, Faye is busy writing new music and performing. Festival wristband required.
|9.30 pm||Spirit of Smokie||Fair Green|
Spirit of Smokie30th July 2022 9.30 pm
On 27th March 2008 a very special event took place. To honour the life of the legendary Smokie front man Alan Barton, who was tragically killed in a road accident in March 1995 at the age of 42, three of his lifelong friends Ron Kelly, Andy Whelan and Graham Kearns joined Alan’s son Dean Barton and Chris Norman’s former keyboard player Kevin Fitzpatrick to perform a celebration of Alan’s life. For two hours the audience rocked as Smokie’s hits were played. At the end of the concert a member of the audience was heard to remark: “It almost seemed like the Spirit of Smokie was on the stage tonight”. And so the legend continues… Festival wristband required.