Tuesday, April 9, 2013

The Arts in Beautiful Settings: The Barrow River Arts Festival

The idyllic Barrow river, Graiguenamanagh,

The idyllic Barrow river valley of counties Carlow and Kilkenny is the setting for The Barrow River Arts Festival 
19-21 April 2013. 

Okay, I may be biased because this is where we live, but why don't you come and see what you think of it yourself? If you enjoy the arts the festival is a great excuse to visit. There will be music, visual art, poetry and more- with the added attraction of events being held in the historic home of the kings of Leinster, Borris House, as well as in medieval Duiske Abbey.
 Plus, you could also hire bikes & cycle up the Barrow towpath from Graiguenamanagh (home of  Duiske Abbey) to Borris & Borris House- enjoyable exercise AND the arts: win-win!

 UPDATE! The area is now an even more interesting setting. Breaking news has it that the Virgin Mary has appeared as on the hillside above Graiguenamanagh and the golf course. What do you think? Does it look like her?? 

For the full programme and more information on the festival http://www.barrowriverartsfestival.com/index.html  


  1. Fantastic to meet the Hilliard Ensemble on their visit to Graiguenamanagh. Was delighted to feed them and fortify them for their performance at Duiske Abbey.

  2. I wonder did they also rent bikes and cycle out to see the Virgin Mary?...


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