Family Fun Saturday

Fancy a free family fun day out in Cashel on Saturday the 10th of December?

Fancy a free family fun day out in Cashel on Saturday the 10th of December?

Well all you need do is come down to the Plaza between 12 noon and 6pm for a festive treat. Street Circus, craft workshops and a heritage trail will be part of this free event. The day is sponsored by South Tipperary County Council’s Adopt- a-Monument Scheme, the Cashel Arts Fest, the Cashel Heritage Trust and the Cashel Chamber of Commerce.

There will be fun on the plaza, informative walks around the ancient town walls and Christmas themed make and do activities for children in the Heritage Center. And it is all free.

The day will begin at noon when archaeologist Joanne Hughes and Cashel Biodiversity Group’s Sean Laffey will run a 1 hour walking tour of the Cashel town walls, which is one of the key sites in the county’s Adopt-A –Monument project. The walk will start form the Plaza at noon.

If mammies and daddies would like to spend some quality time shopping in town, they can leave the children in the Heritage Centre where there will be a number of workshops running, all Christmas themed many invoking Cashel’s rich medieval heritage, they’ll be coming home with all sorts of decorations that will add a hint of Christmas to any family table or tree, Jean Slattery will be on hand to give an expert demonstration of season flower arranging. And of course if mammy and daddy would like at go at the hands on workshops they are more than welcome.

If you gather on the Plaza from 12 pm you’ll be able to watch the Cork Circus, who are being brought to the Town by the Cashel Arts Fest who are sponsored by the Cashel Chamber of Commerce. The Circus are street entertainers and they are promising a fantastic show with loads and loads of crowd participation, we’d recommend bringing your camera phones to catch some of their wacky characters and hilarious antics. The arts fest tell us that Cork Circus will be sending Danger Boy to the Plaza, and that he missed out on the safety lesson at school, reason went out the window and he discovered that he had a talent to entertain crowds with death defying stunts. Running with scissors, juggling knives and even eating fire are all in a days work for DangerBoy.

The afternoon will conclude with the choir from the St. John The Baptist Girls school who will be singing Carols on the Plaza from 5:30pm onwards.