Saturday 3rd August
|10.00 am||McKernans Woollen Mills Open Day||Tuamgraney|
McKernans Woollen Mills Open Day3rd August 2019 10.00 am
A unique opportunity to visit Eugene and Anke McKernan’s studios where they design and create their renowned wollen scarves from start to finish. Tours on the hour. Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd. Festival wristband required
|10.00 am||Our Native Trees Our Biodiversity||Tuamgraney|
Our Native Trees Our Biodiversity3rd August 2019 10.00 am
A Woodland Walk and Talk by well known native woodland specialist Andrew St Ledger, leading an highly informative tour through the Raheen Wood estate (thanks to the McLysaght family for allowing access to his Private Estate), via the Community native woodland, through the Oak Restoration project area, into the majestic Ancient Irish Oakwood. Learn why Native woodlands are the most valuable land based habitat for Biodiversity and much more besides. Approx: Two hours duration, strong walking shoes/boots and raingear. Festival wristband required.
|10.00 am||Fishing for Kids||Riverside Park|
Fishing for Kids3rd August 2019 10.00 am
Fishing For Kids introduces children (7 to 12 years of age only) to the basics of fishing in a friendly and safe environment. Four sessions throughout the day, limited to eight participants per session. Prior booking is necessary at O\\\'Meara\\\'s Pharmacy, Scariff (061 921 028). Numbers limited to 20 children. Festival wristband required.
|10.30 am||Family Fitness Class with East Clare Fitness||Scariff GAA Park and Community Centre|
Family Fitness Class with East Clare Fitness3rd August 2019 10.30 am
For all ages and all levels of fitness, enjoy a fun-filled hour-long class. An outdoor fitness class 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. Expect some interesting surprises! Festival wristband required
|11.00 am||A Game of 3 Halves||Scariff Rugby Club|
A Game of 3 Halves3rd August 2019 11.00 am
Developed in Northern Ireland as a means to bring young people from different communities together through sport, A Game of 3 Halves combines hurling, rugby and soccer. Local U-11 clubs will participate under the guidance of experienced coaches. Visitors welcome to join in. Refreshments available. Festival wristband required.
|11.00 am||Irish Seed Savers Association Tour||Capparoe|
Irish Seed Savers Association Tour3rd August 2019 11.00 am
Irish Seed Savers Association, based at Capparoe just outside Scariff town, are a 20 acre working organic farm of heritage see gardens, heritage orchards, broadleft woodlands and the country\'s public see bank. Their work to date has been to protect rare, heritage and naturalised open pollinated food crop sees and fruit trees. Curating the country\'s publlic seed bank of 600 varieties of heritage food seed and the country\'s 180 varieties of heritage apple trees, come along to get a guided tour from the team annd learn how you too can help them in their important work protecting our precious biodiversity for now and future generations. This tour covers the full land but is not wheelchair accessible. Two tours - 11.00am to 12.30pm and 2.00pm to 3.30p. Festival Wristband Required
|12.00 pm||Open Air Street Market||Fair Green|
Open Air Street Market3rd August 2019 12.00 pm
Craft workers, artists, organic growers and food stalls display their wares in this street market.
|12.00 pm||Traditional Skills Workshops||Fair Green|
Traditional Skills Workshops3rd August 2019 12.00 pm
Watch and take part in displays of traditional skills run by experienced tutors: Copper Leaves, Wooden Rustic Faces, Corn Dollies and Harvest Favours. Festival wristband required.
|12.00 pm||Botanical Exploration of the Local Environment||Riverside Park|
Botanical Exploration of the Local Environment3rd August 2019 12.00 pm
Botanist, Phoebe O`Brien will lead a walk beside the Grainey River meeting at the Riverside Park. We will note the common plants in the park and discuss the aquatic and marginal plants in the area. Ecological effects of flooding, invasives and rare plant conservation will also be discussed. Participants will learn how to use hand lenses to identify plant features. Festival wristband required
|12.00 pm||Fear na Coillte Chainsaw Sculptures||Fair Green|
Fear na Coillte Chainsaw Sculptures3rd August 2019 12.00 pm
Self-taught chainsaw sculptor Will Fogarty divides his time between large public commissions for towns and parks and smaller works for private clients. Watch him create a unique piece of art over the weekend from a blank wooden log. Festival wristband required
|1.15 pm||East Clare Paddlers – Official Launch||Scariff Harbour|
East Clare Paddlers – Official Launch3rd August 2019 1.15 pm
Join the East Clare Paddlers, a new kayaking club based at Scariff Harbour, for its’ official launch. Connecting the communities of East Clare through “Wellness on the Water”, the club provides kayaking training and trips for a variety of ages and abilities, including beginners. New membership welcome. The launch of East Clare Paddlers will extend the Blueway Adventure Trail to East Clare.
|2.00 pm||Kids Fun Zone||Scariff GAA Park and Community Centre|
Kids Fun Zone3rd August 2019 2.00 pm
A safe and fun-filled afternoon for kids at Scariff GAA Club with lots of activities and games, including minesweeper, slides, mega arenas of fun and obstacle course. Suitable for children under 10 years, who must be accompanied by an adult. Festival wristband required.
|2.00 pm||Discover Kayak Touring on the Lough Derg Blueway with Get West||Scariff Harbour|
Discover Kayak Touring on the Lough Derg Blueway with Get West3rd August 2019 2.00 pm
A leisurely introduction to kayaking while exploring the Scariff river (part of the Lough Derg Blueway) from a rarely seen vantage point. Suitable for complete beginners (from 10 years of age), trips on the half hour will be led by expert guides and all equipment is provided. Prebooking required at O’Meara’s totalhealth Pharmacy (061 921 028). Limited numbers. Festival wristband required
|2.00 pm||Guided Tour of Scariff Community Garden||Community Co-Op|
Guided Tour of Scariff Community Garden3rd August 2019 2.00 pm
Come along and join the Head Gardener from the East Clare Community Co-Op, who will give a one hour guided tour of the Scariff Community Garden, including a talk on Community Gardening. Festival wristband required.
|3.00 pm||In conversation with Susan McKay||Scariff Library|
In conversation with Susan McKay3rd August 2019 3.00 pm
Susan McKay is a writer from Derry, now living in Dublin. Her journalism has been widely anthologised, including in the Field Day Anthology of Irish Writing. She has written two critically acclaimed best sellers, Sophia’s Story, a biography of child abuse survivor Sophia McColgan, and Northern Protestants: An Unsettled People, a portrait of the community from which she comes. She has also written a history of the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre, Without Fear. Festival wristband required
|5.30 pm||Country and Irish at the Harbour||Scariff Harbour|
Country and Irish at the Harbour3rd August 2019 5.30 pm
An evening featuring two of Ireland’s top entertainers Michael and Philomena O’Brien. Michael and Philomena have performed all over Ireland, UK and Europe. They provide a unique sound and excellent dance music. They will be joined by Felim O’Coileainn and David Sanders. Also featuring local musicians Seamus Bugler and friends. Festival wristband required.
|8.00 pm||Atomic Chicken||Fair Green|
Atomic Chicken3rd August 2019 8.00 pm
Super local band Atomic Chicken have it all! With a repertoire spanning many genres, they will be playing hits and classics that are sure to get you in the mood for a great night\'s entertainment. Festival Wristband Required
|9.30 pm||The Riptide Movement||Fair Green|
The Riptide Movement3rd August 2019 9.30 pm
With four studio albums to their name, most notably Gold Selling, Choice nominated, Number 1 Album \'Getting Through\' Dublin based, modern rock quartet \'The Riptide Movement\' are renowned for their phenomenal live shows & soaring radio ready guitar rock thats drawn comparisons to U2, Kings of Leon, Arcade Fire, Joy Division, the Clash & Oasis. Having toured extensively throughout 2018 on the back of critically-acclaimed releases “All Works Out\", Elephant in the Room” and “Changeling”, the Riptide Movement released their environmentally conscious three part web series \'Plastic Oceans\' in November 2018. 2019 will see the release of \'In A Heartbeat\' (A Mix & Fairbanks Remix) on March 22nd 2019, the song is taken from their critically acclaimed fourth Studio album \'Ghosts\', and will be followed by the release of the video directed and produced by the Swedish based director Bjorn Rallare from Papa Bear. Festival wristband required.