Comeraghs Wild Festival 2017
Comeraghs Wild Festival 2017
Friday 14th to Sunday 16th of July 2017
What’s On In Waterford
The Comeraghs Wild Festival 2017 has a myriad of events lined up to suit all tastes and all ages. It takes place from 14th to the 16th of July. It has become such an established festival since it first graced the Comeragh area in 2013, so much so, that it is now tradition. The Comeraghs Wild Festival 2017 celebrates the culture, heritage and activities associated with the Comeragh Mountains as well as highlighting the natural beauty, diversity and uniqueness of the area.
The Comeragh area is one of the most scenic areas on the globe and includes the Comeragh Mountains, Mahon Falls, Copper Coast, Dunhill’s Anne Valley Walk, Mount Congreve, Curraghmore, Waterford & Suir Valley Railway, beautiful beaches such as Kilmurrin, Annestown, Bunmahon and Boatstrand; and scenic villages such as Stradbally and Ballymacarbry. Since it’s official opening this year The Waterford Greenway is so popular and is becoming the jewel in the crown of the Comeragh area with people flocking there to appreciate it’s beauty.
Féile at the Falls Friday 14th July: One of the country’s most accomplished and talented Uilleann Pipers David Power is teaming up with world-renowned Harpist Triona Marshall and National Broadcaster Olivia O’Leary for a not-to-be-missed!!
Open-Air concert and poetry recital. Mahon Falls, Kilrossanty, Friday 14th July at 10.00pm. Tickets €10.
The Comeraghs Wild Festival 2017 are delighted to have Comeragh Wilderness Camp as part of the festival. They are based outside Rathgormack and will host a special Open Day on Saturday 15th July as part of Comeraghs Wild Festival. Free event.
Saturday 15th July Family Fun Day: Takes place in the park in Kilmacthomas including an Alice in Wonderland-themed picnic, Outdoor Puppet Show and Birds of Prey with Mayfield Birds of Prey.
Family Fun Day – 2.00pm to 4.00pm. FREE Event. Bring your own Picnic!
Comeragh Mountaineering Club: An introduction to scrambling and rock climbing aimed at young adults, participants can try their hand at some easy climbing while on a fixed rope wearing a harness and helmet. Booking Essential on 086 6287988, places strictly limited. Mahon Bridge 2.00pm. Free Event
A guided walk around the famous Lough Mohra Loop: With local guide Michael O’Donoghue followed by a BBQ and then dance the evening away to the Micheál Sexton’s Céilí Band in Rathgormack Hiking Centre. Meeting point: Hiking Centre Saturday 15th July at 5pm. FREE Event. Walk, BBQ & Céilí.
Lyre Stories Tales of Magic, Myth and Mystery for Old and Young : Storytelling with Ireland’s greatest living Storyteller Eddie Lenihan at Coach House Coffee – just off The Greenway, (the Old Workhouse), Kilmacthomas, Co. Waterford. Saturday 15th July at 7pm. Free event.
Sunday 16th July Coumshingaun Loop Walk: Hike the stunning Coumshingaun Horseshoe with Muddyboots. Circa 8km. Duration: 4-5hrs. Graded: moderate. Over 18s only. Meeting point: Kilclooney Wood at 10.00am. Free event.
Sunday 16th July, Curraghmore House Portlaw: This year is the 300th Anniversary of the marriage of Katherine De la Poer to Marcus Beresford. A day of celebrations takes place in Curraghmore to mark the event. It all kicks of at 11am with a series of talks and tours and ends up with Chapterhouse Theatre’s production of ‘Pride & Prejudice’ on the front lawn of Curraghmore House at 6pm.
Full day of events €35. Pride & Prejudice at 6pm only Adults €20, Kids €12 Family Ticket of 4 €56 also available.
Walk with Bruce: Join local seaweed foraging expert Bruce MacDonald for a guided coastal expedition and culinary experience. After returning to the visitor centre you will be met with a tasty lunch comprising of an assortment of locally produced seaweed based foods. Sunday 16th July, Copper Coast Geopark Centre at 2.00pm. Free event.
Copper Coast Concert: Local acoustic harmony trad group “Dúnaill Folk Group” headline this not to be missed intimate concert accompanied by Tramore acoustic americana band “Still House”. Sunday 16th July, Copper Coast Geopark, 6.30pm- 10.30pm – Tickets €10.
Sounds with O’Shea: A not to be missed summer sounds party and lots more with DJ John O’Shea WLR FM in the grounds of the historic Clodiagh House in Portlaw. Sunday 16th of July at 7pm. FREE Event.
Gina and the Champions at 8pm: Gina and the band return to where it all began in 1975 to perform an open air concert under the lights of the Viaduct in Kilmacthomas. Special Guest on the night Dale Haze. Supported by local bands “The Rocky Racoons” and “The Renegades”. Sunday 16th of July. Tickets €10.
Art Hand on the Strand: Sand artist Sean Corcoran from the Art Hand made such an impression at last year’s Festival that we’ve invited him back to create some more of his spectacular art as part of this year’s programme, Bridies Beach, Knock, Clonea: Friday, July 14th 2.00pm to 4.00pm; Saturday, July 15th 2.30pm to 4.30pm and Sunday, July 16th from 3.00pm to 5.00pm. FREE Event. Curious? All will be revealed during the festival. Bring your cameras and get snapping and sharing the spectacle before it vanishes!