Carrick Arts Festival embraces sustainability

Ireland’s biggest small festival in Carrickmacross will this year not just have a line-carrick festival.pngup of Art, Music, Comedy, Drama, Poetry, Film, Crafts and Artisan trade stalls. Some festival fringe events on a sustainability theme are also taking place. They are being coordinated by Conan Connolly of Transition Monaghan.

(1) Film screening – Demain / Tomorrow: Wednesday, 9 August at 9:30pm in Dusty O’Neill’s, Carrickmacross. Two documentary makers travel the world in search of answers about how humanity can help deal with global environmental challenges. During their journeys, they encounter many visionary initiatives. Event hosted by Transition Monaghan.


(2) Local Solutions to Global Problems (Workshop): Saturday, 12 August , 1pm – 1:45pm in Callans of The Bridge. Facilitated by Development Perspectives Stephanie Kirwan and Gareth Conlon. Our world that seems to have so many problems from Trump to Climate change, to homelessness and Brexit. What do this all have in common and what can we do here in Carrickmacross to begin to deal with these problems? ‘Development Perspectives’ is a Development Education NGO based in the North East.

Stephanie Kirwan and Gareth Conlon of Development Perspectives

(3) Guided Tour of Carrickmacross Community Allotments: Sunday, 13 August at 11.30am. Patsy Tumelty will lead the tour and answer your GIY questions.

(4) Sustainable Living and Permaculture in Action (Workshop): Sunday, 13 August 1pm – 1.45pm in Callans of The Bridge. Conan Connolly and Gareth Conlon are both certified Permaculture Designers. Their mission is to promote systems and living spaces where everyone can be happy and healthy and live in a beautiful, safe environment. It’s a workshop that will provide inspiration and ideas for your garden, your home and your life.

Other events in August can be found here

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