'A Taste of Cahir' in Co. Tipperary is where it's at this Easter Weekend

Cahir Castle and The Swiss Cottage will be open to the Public - free of charge

Eoin Kelleher

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'A Taste of Cahir' in Co. Tipperary is where it's at this Easter Weekend

Cahir Castle and The Swiss Cottage will be open to the Public - free of charge on Easter Sunday as part of the inaugural ‘A Taste of Cahir’ Festival

As part of the inaugural ‘A Taste of Cahir’ Easter Festival, the Office of Public Works (OPW) has agreed to open Cahir Castle and the Swiss Cottage to the public free of charge this Easter Sunday. The OPW stated that the free admission on Easter Sunday will be applicable to individuals and families.  It should be noted however, that in line with their Free Wednesday Scheme, such free admission will not apply to groups and pre-booked tours.

‘A Taste of Cahir’ is an action-packed schedule of activities that has been created around the castle grounds which will place in Cahir Town Centre on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th of the Easter Bank Holiday Weekend. This entirely free family fun event is a collaboration of local community groups to showcase the very best of Cahir and all it has to offer from food to history and culture, water activities to hot air balloons and Easter egg hunts with a magical fairy trail thrown in for good measure for the little ones.

Cahir is very proud of its local food, culture, history, art, natural surroundings and community spirit and ‘A Taste of Cahir’ encompasses all these wonderful assets into a real showcase event for the town, ideal for those with young families during an iconic family oriented weekend on the social calendar.

Commenting on the news from the OPW Cllr. Andy Moloney said “I sincerely welcome the news and would like to thank the OPW for what can only be described as the cherry they have just placed on top of what is set to be a superb event for Cahir. This project began with the seed of a great idea, to plan a festival around the Castle grounds and to showcase the very best of what Cahir has to offer the family market. From there with the help of CEDRA funding proffered through Tipperary County Council and the active participation of so many local community groups, Tipperary Sports Partnership and plenty of hard work, we have an incredible line-up in store for the weekend. The real beauty is that it’s free to attend which makes it even better!”

Saturday, 15th of April

9am-1pm
Farmers Market
Castle Car Park - Local Producers

1pm-5pm
Fairy Trail Opening
Memorial Garden
VTOS & Men’s Shed

3pm-5pm
Ice House Opening
Memorial Garden
Cahir Tidy Towns

Sunday, 16th of April
All Day
Kids Fairy Trail
Memorial Garden
VTOS & Men’s Shed

All Day
Cahir Castle
All Day
The Swiss Cottage

3pm
Easter Egg Hunt (BOI)
Inch Field
Cahir Youth Project

1pm-4pm
Tipp Food Producers Network
Castle Car Park
Tipp Food Producers

1pm-4pm
Water Sports Activities
Inch Field
Tipperary Sports Partnership

1pm-4pm
Environmental Roadshow
Inch Field
Tipp County Council

1pm-4pm
Hot Air Balloons
Inch Field
Cahir Tidy Towns

1pm-4pm
Meet The Sculptor
Inch Field
Liz and Philip Quinn

1pm-4pm
Visit The Icehouse
Memorial Garden
Cahir Tidy Towns