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Celebrating the arts in the community

Eoghan Ryan at the Tic Toc Puppet Show in Brady’s Lane during the Ennis Street Festival. Photograph by Declan MonaghanENNIS was awash with colour and excitement at the weekend for the sixth annual Ennis Street Festival.
There were plenty of exhilarating moments on the streets of the county town, including acrobatics, music, dance, visual art, workshops, theatre, artistic projects by local community groups, street art and visits by national and international artists. Of course, there was also the much anticipated duck race on the River Fergus.
Festival director Ana Bella Alvarez said the festival was a huge success and she is already working on plans for next year.
“Everything went fantastic and the response from everybody has been incredible. The weather was absolutely beautiful and the feedback we have been getting has been very good, and not just from those who came along to see everything but also from the artists who took part.
“Everyone was blown away by the town and the people. There were lots of people involved in making this festival happen, people helping in lots of different ways and they deserve a lot of credit.”
While the festival is now over, there will be a chance to relive some of its best moments in the coming weeks. Ana Bella said there are plans to put some photographs of the festival on their facebook page.
“That will take a bit of time because there are so many to go through. My head is already working on next year’s festival. You work for a year to create this and everyone has new ideas and we want to encourage those ideas,” she added.

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