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Teenage takeover of Ennis this Sunday!

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TEENAGERS are taking over the town of Ennis this Sunday for Discover Ennis Heritage Day.

The free event this Sunday, April 3, has been organised by the Transition Year students of St Flannan’s College and Gaelcholáiste an Chláir in collaboration with Experience Ennis and Shannon Heritage.

From 1pm to 5pm the town locals and visitors to the town will have the opportunity to experience an afternoon jam-packed with activities and live entertainment.

Heritage activities will include historical reconstructions of spinning wool, churning butter, iron-age weaponry and strawcrafts.

There will also be plenty of live entertainment including trad music, Irish dancing, face painting, and lots lots more.  Free student-led walking tours will leave the Chapel Lane Market Building on the hour from 1pm to 4pm.

At 4pm in the Chapel Lane Market Building there will be story-telling for adults and children (over seven years of age) by the world-renowned seanchaí, Eddie Lenihan.

This collaboration between the Transition Year students of St Flannan’s College and Gaelcholáiste an Chláir is the first of two Teen Takeovers.

On Sunday May 8, students Colaiste Muire will present a Slow Fashion Event with family upcycling workshops in Junk Couture and tie-dye.

Shop the vintage rails and trade in your once treasured clothes in a pop-up swop shop!

Also on May 8, Rice College TY students host the Family Games, an afternoon of fun and games with sport and family treasure hunts. Live music, dance and loads of entertainment.

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