Exciting new festival to take place in Claregalway this month

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A new festival is set to take place in Claregalway this month featuring artists such as Lisa Hannigan, Tolü Makay, Wallis Bird, Nealo, Daithí, Jape, and DJ Sally Cinnamon.

Meet Me at the Castle will see all artists performing on Saturday and Sunday, 25 and 26 September in the grounds of Claregalway Castle from 2pm until 10.30pm.

In line with Government guidelines for the event’s capacity percentage, people will have to show their Digital Covid Certificate to attend.

Those with tickets to Hibernacle’s Meet me at the Castle will be able to explore the grounds of Claregalway Castle from 2pm until 10.30pm, where they will get to watch their favourite artists perform in new, unexpected ways and witness some magical collaborations.

They will also enjoy food and drink from local suppliers and dance to music provided by one of Ireland’s top DJs Sally Cinnamon, check out the early afternoon collaborative workshops where the artists will share songs and stories, then allow Hibernacle’s shuttle busses to bring them back to the centre of Galway.

The festival is the latest in a series of events by Hibernacle, the brainchild of three experienced and diverse event organisers: Úna Molloy, Pearse Doherty and Peter Kelly.

The first Hibernacle, a collaborative pilgrimage which took place in Doolin, Co. Clare during the week before Christmas brought musicians together for a restorative retreat during the height of the pandemic.

More recent Hibernacle events include Meet Me In The Garden, a series of collaborative shows at The Chestnut in Birr, Co. Offaly, and All Boats Rise – A month-long voyage by barge along the inland waterways of Ireland with folk duo Ye Vagabonds.