European acclaim for Percy French Festival


2017 event to host prominent speakers


For the second year running The Percy French Festival has received the prestigious EFFE (Europe for Festivals, Festivals for Europe) award. The award is presented by the European Festivals Association to acknowledge exciting and innovative festivals across the continent.

  This award once again highlights The Percy French Festival as an outstanding event in the cultural calendar. The Percy French Festival is one of only nine festivals in Ireland to receive the award.

  This year’s festival, ‘Towards a Third Republic’ takes place from Wednesday, July 5th to Friday, July 7th, and will feature noteworthy speakers such as former Minister for Justice, Michael McDowell; Eoin Ó Broin, TD for Dublin Mid-West; Dr. Brian Griffin; award-winning newspaper columnist, Sam Smyth; Croatian Ambassador, Ivan Masina and many more.

  Music in the afternoon will be provided by Michael Hurley and Kathy Eastwood with ‘Essentially French’; Peader McMahon & Friends with ‘21st Century French’ and Jack & Mac with ‘Percy French meets Jack & Mac’.

  This year’s festival promises to be another highly informative instalment, which will turn a European eye on the republic and consider what might lie ahead.

  Castlecoote House will play host to The Percy French Festival from Wednesday, July 5th to Friday, July 7th. For more information log email or contact 090-6663794.