Festival to celebrate Burren College of Art’s 25th birthday

Festival to celebrate Burren College of Art’s 25th birthday


Photo: Kelly Goff

Blazing bonfires, food, wine, beer, art, and music await you in the courtyard of Newtown Castle to celebrate the Summer Solstice and the 25th Anniversary of Burren College of Art.

Music will be provided to get you dancing by Cúla Búla, (trad rock from Galway) and An Tara (Matthew Noone and Tommy Hayes – North Indian/Irish).

We’ll have free craft workshops for all ages. Dine on BBQ local pork cooked in the amazing La Caja China roasting box, together with Burren Food Trail members including:Julia’s Lobster Truck; burgers by Neil Hawes, gorgeous wines from Burren Food & Wine, Euphoria Beer by Burren Brewery, fresh Pouldoody Bay Oysters, ice cream by Linnalla,  and vegetarian options and desserts from the BCA Food of the Arts cafe.

Saturday, June 22, from 8pm – Midnight

Admission: €12 in advance, €15 at the door.

Children under 12 FREE

Summery Dress and Costumes Encouraged!

Tickets available online HERE


Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick. Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station's flagship current affairs programme. He was also the station's News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day. As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.