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Carnival of Collective Joy 2024

The Carnival of Collective Joy returned to the streets of Carlow on the 8th of June, 2024.

Now in its third year, the Carnival of Collective Joy returned to the streets of Carlow on the 8th of June, 2024 with more wild and wonderful creatures in a celebration of the imagination of school children across County Carlow. With guidance from artists Selene Murphy, Molly O’Brien and Fadi Zmorrod, over 10 weeks of workshops school pupils from St Fiacc’s N.S, Graiguecullen, St Patrick’s N.S, Rathvilly and Scoil Mhuire Lourdes N.S, Tullow, imagined their own unique worlds and the characters that inhabit them. Transition Year Students from Coláiste Eoin, Hacketstown helped to bring them to life.

This year's theme was 'Be Yourself!' The primary school pupils created a comic strip called 'The Peaco Parrot and the Sneko' which became the foundation of the parade.

Created in partnership with VISUAL and Music Generation Carlow and Waterford.

Carnival Comic 2024

Photographs by Brian Cregan

Video by Patrick Bramley

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