Kilkenny, Waterford and Wexford have come together as the Three Sisters region in a bid to win the European Union’s prestigious European Capital of Culture for 2020.

We are in a competition to win the title before July 15th this Summer.  The European panel will travel to our region in the coming months, and make its final decision by July 15th – and we need your help to show them just how fantastic the Three Sisters is.


With your help, we could be named the new European Capital of Culture for 2020 in just a few, short weeks. Winning will bring with it enormous and long-lasting benefits for our entire region. Why not get behind this once-in-a-generation opportunity and do your bit for the Bid. Show your love for your county and your pride in Three Sisters. Support the Bid and like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter and Instagram using #BitForTheBid.


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We are Better Together; Ní neart go cur le Chéile.


Agus sinn ag iarraidh an teideal mar ‘Phríomhchathair Chultúir na hEorpa’ a bhaint amach don mbliain 2020, tá an trí chontae – Cill Chainnigh, Port Láirge agus Loch Garman – tar éis teacht le chéile chun réigiún an Oir-dheiscirt a athrú ó bhonn. Ag obair le chéile, is mian linn fuinneamh cruthaitheach agus cultúrtha thírdhreach fuinniúil an taobh seo tíre a dhíriú ar mhaithe leis an réigiún trí chéile.



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Cultural heroes back Three Sisters 2020

Wexford window at Kilkenny Design Centre

Massive thanks to the local businesses who  are supporting the Bid with creative window displays

Three well-known personalities from the Three Sisters region are displaying their support for the bid by channelling their creative talents into window dressing. Goresbridge Grand National winning jockey David Mullins; Waterford playwright and theatre director, Jim Nolan; and Wexford potter, Mairead Stafford are decorating windows of popular shops in their respective counties, inspired by their interpretation of culture.   The project is a call-to-action for businesses across the region to create their own cultural window display, ahead of the visit of the European Union’s European Capital of Culture selection panel to the Three Sisters region. Three Sisters is competing against Galway and Limerick for the European Capital of Culture 2020 title. The panel will choose the winner of the title on July 15th. Read More
Weekend Event Guide
  threesisters_tramore_02 We are well and truly in countdown mode here at Three Sisters HQ, with just two weekends to go until the European Union’s European Capital of Culture selection panel arrives for its all-important visit. And on July 15th, we will finally know whether Three Sisters will be crowned the European Capital of Culture 2020. We couldn’t have made it this far without you, and we are hugely grateful for the support you have shown for the Bid. Now that we are in the last few crucial days before the decision, we are still counting on you to help us win! Spread the good news about the Three Sisters and encourage your friends to like and share our posts on Facebook, use our social media badge on their profile pictures and follow us on Twitter and Instagram, using #BitForTheBid. Even with all the final preparations going on here, we are still concerned about you enjoying your Three Sisters weekend, so as usual, we’ve put together our top pick of the region’s best events. Read More