Carnival 2017

Roll up, Roll up!

Theatrical walkabouts of all persuasions and disciplines roam the Townlands breathing new life into the meaning of Freak Show Carnival & Circus Cabaret. This is where YOU come in!

Explore different aspects of eras, from Rio Carnival to Medieval and Trad Circus to Freakshow by joining us in fancy dress! From the Village Green to the Sibín we invite you to become immersed in our Fancy Dress theme “Carnival Through The Ages ”!

Carnival Through The Ages

We will have judges on the lookout for inventive, fun costumes on the theme of Carnival and whatever that means to you, be it Freakshow, Rio or Circus. We will be especially looking for home made, recycled and inventive costumes. A prize will be given to our chosen Carnival King and Queen who will be picked at the Sunday evening parade.


Carnival is coming

Get out your carnival gear and join us in Fancy Dress!

Dress to Impress

Our carnival judges will be on the look out over the weekend

King or Queen?

The best dressed will be announced at the Sunday Parade!

The Parade is without a doubt our favourite TLC tradition that ends in an epic fire show with acrobats and pyrotechnicians leading the display. Throughout the weekend there will also be spot prizes of cocktails for the best fancy dress.

Our TLC team will be hosting “Get Your Freak On” costume creation sessions at the festival.

These take place Sat 14:00 – 18:00 and Sun 13:00 – 17:00.

Bring your costume and bling it up with our team! We have a limited amount of space at this so start getting your costume ready now – masks, head dresses or anything colourful will really energise and inspire the entire experience. Your imagination is your only limitation!

Keep us posted as to the progress of your costume on our Facebook event page here.

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Finally we are also seeking volunteers to don a costume and take part in a Carnival dance piece to the rhythms of Cork City Samba which will be held at 3pm on the Sunday.


Register on the event page here and become part of the theatrical fun!


Take part in the Parade >

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+ booking fee
Tier 2 prices expire:
11th April 2018
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