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Carnival of Collective Joy


Now in its third year, the Carnival of Collective Joy returns to the streets of Carlow 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, 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.

The carnival will parade through Carlow Town from 1.30pm. Starting at Carlow College St. Patrick's, the parade will go down Dublin Street, up Tullow Street, and then along College Street, finishing back at the Children’s Tent at the Carlow College Grounds.

This project was created in partnership with VISUAL and Music Generation Carlow and is part of Carlow Arts Festival's ASSEMBLY programme.

Supported by Carlow County Council Arts Office and Creative Ireland Carlow

In partnership with VISUAL and Music Generation Carlow

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