Saturday 5th August

Date Title Location Details Tickets
10.00 am McKernan Woolen Mills Open Day Tuamgraney  
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McKernan Woolen Mills Open Day

5th August 2023 10.00 am
As per Friday. Festival wristband required.
10.00 am Artisan Food and Craft Fair copy Fair Green  
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Artisan Food and Craft Fair copy

5th August 2023 10.00 am
Craft workers, artists, organic growers, and food stalls display their wares.
11.00 am The Great Forest of Aughty, the story of an East Clare Rainforest Tuamgraney  
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The Great Forest of Aughty, the story of an East Clare Rainforest

5th August 2023 11.00 am
Join Andrew St Ledger, PRO of the Woodland League, and well known Native Woodland Specialist, on a Journey through Time starting at St Cronan\\\'s Church, in Tuamgraney, the oldest church still in use in the land. Hear about the Aughty Rainforest in Brian Boru\'s time and how Andrew\'s new vision to restore and connect the remnants is taking shape and finishing with a Walk and Talk in the Tuamgraney Community Native Woodland restoration project which is a component of the Aughty rainforest to learn about Woodland Biodiversity. Festival wristband required.
11.00 am Scouting capers with the 10th Clare Scariff/Mountshannon Scout Group Fair Green  
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Scouting capers with the 10th Clare Scariff/Mountshannon Scout Group

5th August 2023 11.00 am
A fun and interactive afternoon with activities including: Power-Para-Bracelets, 3D Munchie-Mars-Shapes, Catapult Capers, Krazy Keyrings. (Suitable for kids aged 6-12). Also enjoy the “virtual” campsite, with a treasure hunt, fire bowl marshmallows, hammocking and Archimedes bridge. Festival wristband required
11.00 am Build your own Chocolate Bar with Wilde Irish Chocolates Tuamgraney  
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Build your own Chocolate Bar with Wilde Irish Chocolates

5th August 2023 11.00 am
A unique opportunity to visit Wilde Irish Chocolates and make your own bar of chocolate! Thirty-minute sessions every half hour, max. of eight people per session. Pre-booking essential at www.wildeirishchocolates.com. Special rate of €4.25 per person (which is 50% off normal price) with promo code HARBOURFEST50%. Limited numbers. Festival wristband required.
11.00 am Irish Seed Savers Association Fair Green  
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Irish Seed Savers Association

5th August 2023 11.00 am
Visit Irish Seed Savers Association on the Fair Green for an informative and interactive experience with experts on heritage vegetable seeds and Irish fruit trees. The kids can plant a seed; learn about planting a traditional orchard as outlined in the ACRES scheme; browse a selection of trees, seeds, books and other merchandise for sale. Festival wristband required
12.00 pm Kayak Scariff River with East Clare Paddlers copy Scariff Harbour  
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Kayak Scariff River with East Clare Paddlers copy

5th August 2023 12.00 pm
A unique opportunity to try out kayaking and experience the Scariff river from a different perspective. Advance booking recommended through the website, www.scariffharbourfestival.ie. Full instruction, supervision and safety equipment provided. Taster sessions every 30 minutes from 12 to 4 p.m. Minimum age 12 years old. Pre booking advised at 061 921 028. Festival wristband required.
12.00 pm Art workshop with Mia Foley Fair Green  
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Art workshop with Mia Foley

5th August 2023 12.00 pm
Using painting, drawing and cutting, come and make a brightly coloured flying bird decoration based on one of our native birds. Beautiful project suitable for any age. Festival wristband required.
1.00 pm Pop Up Gaeltacht - An Scairbh Fair Green/Faiche an Aonaigh  
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Pop Up Gaeltacht - An Scairbh

5th August 2023 1.00 pm
Pop Up Gaeltacht ar siúl i lár an bhaile, Dé Sathairn agus Dé Domhnaigh. Buail isteach an Aonaigh chugainn don chaint agus don chomhluadar. Beidh fáilte romhat! You’re very welcome to join us at the Fairgreen whether you’re fluent or just have the cúpla focal. Beatha teanga í a labhairt. Festival wristband required.
1.00 pm Emigrant Settlements in the USA and Beyond - tracing mainly 20th Century East Clare families and communities Scariff Harbour  
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Emigrant Settlements in the USA and Beyond - tracing mainly 20th Century East Clare families and communities

5th August 2023 1.00 pm
A visual presentation by professional genealogist, Jane Halloran-Ryan MA, in which she explores families and communities of local East Clare people who settled in specific areas of the USA and further afield. Festival wristband required.
2.00 pm Genealogy explorations with Jane Halloran-Ryan Scariff Harbour  
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Genealogy explorations with Jane Halloran-Ryan

5th August 2023 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 info@scariffharbourfestival.ie by Monday 31st July 2023. 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 Family Fun Day with Toons and Balloons copy GAA Park  
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Family Fun Day with Toons and Balloons copy

5th August 2023 2.00 pm
A safe and fun-filled afternoon for the kids with lots of activities and games. Includes Tractor & Trailor Bounce, Laser Invader, Carnival Booths, Cliff Hang, IPS Battlezone and more. Under 12’s must be accompanied by an adult. In the event of inclement weather this event will take place indoors at Scariff Rugby Club. Festival wristband required.
2.00 pm Guided tour of Scariff Community Garden Community Co-op  
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Guided tour of Scariff Community Garden

5th August 2023 2.00 pm
Enjoy a guided walk through the delightful Scariff Community Garden with Head Gardener Brian, who will host a Questions & Answers session with participants. Festival wristband required.
2.00 pm Chipboard People - Images & Stories of a Rural Manufacturing Industry Finsa  
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Chipboard People - Images & Stories of a Rural Manufacturing Industry

5th August 2023 2.00 pm
An on-site exhibition tells the story of the many phases of Scariff Chipboard factory’s existence and transition over a 60-year period through the voices of a representative selection of employees. Environmental portraits by award-winning photographer, John Kelly with exhibition design by Edmond Krasniqi. Curated by Anne Jones and sponsored by EKO Integrated Services. Festival wristband required.
3.00 pm Stand Up, Speak Out - In conversation with Monica McWilliams Scariff Library  
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Stand Up, Speak Out - In conversation with Monica McWilliams

5th August 2023 3.00 pm
In her memoir, Stand Up, Speak Out (2021), Monica McWilliams puts on record an extraordinary story of her life’s journey and the times she lived through in Northern Ireland. She credits her upbringing in the village of Kilrea in Derry, where she loved ‘being in the thick of things, whether perched on a bar stool chatting to the cattle dealers or chasing stray sheep’ to her ability to remain unfazed by whatever was going on around her. Monica will read from her memoir, tell stories and anecdotes and engage with the audience. Festival wristband required.
4.00 pm Cooking demonstration with National TV & Radio Celebrity Marty Morrissey Fair Green  
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Cooking demonstration with National TV & Radio Celebrity Marty Morrissey

5th August 2023 4.00 pm
Easy and delicious recipes that people can try at home, promoting fresh local ingredients, rooted in the summer season and inspired by interesting flavours. The inimitable Marty Morrissey will keep a watchful eye throughout the live demonstration, engage with both chef and audience and most of all will ensure an enjoyable and fun experience for the festival audience. Sponsored by FloGas. Festival wristband required.
4.00 pm Mindfulness and Meditation in the Garden copy Community Co-op  
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Mindfulness and Meditation in the Garden copy

5th August 2023 4.00 pm
Join Richard and Fergus for two meditation workshops in the beautiful community garden. A variety of different meditations for the complete beginners, or a well-seasoned practitioner. The first workshop starts at 4pm, and the 2nd workshop (a repeat of the 1st workshop) starts at 5:30pm. Each workshop lasts for an hour, with time afterwards for questions and answers. Festival wristband required.
5.30 pm Traditional Music at the Harbour Scariff Harbour  
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Traditional Music at the Harbour

5th August 2023 5.30 pm
Evening tunes performed by the recipients of the recent Comhaltas SCT Music Exams followed by presentation of certificates. Renowned Tulla Céilí Band musicians Mark Donnellan on fiddle and Brian Donnellan on piano and concertina will bring the evening tunes to a rousing close. Festival wristband required.
8.00 pm Norma Manly Fair Green  
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Norma Manly

5th August 2023 8.00 pm
Raised on Tountinna mountain in Co. Tipperary, singer songwriter Norma Manly has created a sound that is intense yet melodic and timeless, evoking jazz singers of old, infused with blues and soul while adding her own innovative flourishes. Festival wristband required.
9.30 pm The 4 of Us Fair Green  
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The 4 of Us

5th August 2023 9.30 pm
Thirty years of playing together, and with a brand new album release lined up for 2023, the creativity of brothers, Brendan and Declan Murphy, shows no sign of abating. The pair have forged a unique musical identity, producing original and award-winning recordings and building a loyal fan base along the way. With an enviable catalogue of timeless songs including Mary, Washington Down, She Hits Me, Sunlight and Sugar Island, expect some beautiful songs, stunning interplay and great stories from the road. A full band performance. Festival wristband required.


Festival Opening Ceremony in association with Waterways Ireland
Festival Wristband Adult 2023
10

Festival Opening Ceremony in association with Waterways Ireland
Festival Wristband Juvenile 2023
5

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