Your Move


Your Move Our Nation’s Sons by Joe Caslin for Waterford Walls. Photo Tony Quilty

Three Sisters is excited to announce a unique and extremely culturally significant event which will take place this coming Friday, June 17th.  This event is part of the region’s bid to become European Capital of Culture.

‘Your Move’ is a roundtable discussion day, which is aimed at exploring solutions to issues surrounding culture-led development and regeneration for the region. This is a significant debate within cities and has major economic and cultural impact.  It has been an issue of debate within many European Capitals of Culture internationally.

Speakers and participants will discuss best practice in regeneration, both urban and rural, with contributors from home, as well as from Scotland, France, Portugal and England. This dialogue is a hugely significant aspect of the Three Sisters bid to be named the European Capital of Culture 2020. The ECoC programme is the most significant and longest running action of all the European Union’s cultural initiatives.

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Historic Regional Cultural Strategy launched across Three Sisters Region

Regional Cultural Strategy


Cultural legacy will unite Kilkenny, Waterford and Wexford


An historic Regional Cultural Strategy aimed at increasing Kilkenny, Waterford and Wexford’s  visibility nationally and internationally, improving tourism and contributing to  economic development has been officially launched. The strategy is an over-arching framework focusing on culture-led development and regeneration for counties Kilkenny, Waterford and Wexford, who have come together as the Three Sisters. This is the first time a single cultural strategy has been adopted by three different local authorities.

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Three Sisters 2020 Nationwide

Three Sisters 2020 goes Nationwide

Get your autograph books out and get ready! Three Sisters 2020 will appear on RTÉ’s popular Nationwide programme on Wednesday, June 1st.


A number of our fantastic cultural champions will be interviewed by the very talented Nationwide and RTÉ presenter Mary Kennedy, about the Three Sisters 2020 bid for European Capital of Culture. This special episode will air on RTÉ One at 7pm.

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One of the highlights of the show will be Britain’s Got Talent semi-finalists – the 60-strong choir of Presentation Secondary School. They were filmed performing live at Kilkenny Castle.
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GAA hurling stars line out for Three Sisters 2020 video

Three well-known GAA hurling stars from opposing teams have joined forces for a creative video in support of Three Sisters 2020. Waterford centre-back and All-Star winner Kevin Moran; Wexford full-forward Liam Óg McGovern; and Kilkenny corner-forward Walter Walsh all star. The three have thrown their support behind the unique partnership of Kilkenny, Waterford and Wexford who have joined together as the Three Sisters, to bid for the European Capital of Culture 2020.


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RTÉ’S Nationwide makes special episode about Three Sisters 2020

It was lights, cameras, action in the Three Sisters region recently when RTÉ’s popular Nationwide came to town. Nationwide presenter, Mary Kennedy, and the television crew wanted to film our unique story of three regions coming together as one, in a bid to win the European Capital of Culture 2020.

The programme will air before the end of May, and if you keep a close eye on our Facebook and Twitter pages, we’ll let you know the date –  so you can tune into this extra special episode!

File 09-05-2016, 09 39 01And while you’re keeping an eye out for that info, why not do your bit to help us win and like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter using #BitForTheBid. Remember, there are only a few short weeks until July when the European Union’s European Capital of Culture panel makes its decision.

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GAA hurling stars ‘pitch perfect’ in Three Sisters 2020 video

The Three Sisters 2020 team happened to bump into a couple of well-known GAA hurling stars when we were out and about recently. While we were chatting, they told us how much they wanted to show their support for the Three Sisters bid to win European Capital of Culture 2020. So, we lost no time in setting up our video gear and letting the film roll.



In this video, you’ll see a Waterford and Wexford hurling star take to the stage at the National Opera House in Wexford and…….well you’ll have to watch the video to see what happened next! We can promise you’ll see them as you’ve never seen them before.


And to show us how much you want to see the Kilkenny follow-up to this, you’ll have to like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter using #BitForTheBid.


There are just a few short weeks until the European Union’s European Capital of Culture 2020 panel visit the Three Sisters region to make their final decision on whether we win the title. Show your support and help us win by following us on social media!

Deadline on popular Three Sisters School’s competition extended to May 6th!

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You have probably heard about our very cool Three Sisters school’s competition by now, and due to popular demand we have extended the deadline until Friday May 6th. There are fantastic prizes to be won and categories for all age groups, so why not download the form below and let your creative juices flow!

National school pupils and secondary school students can help the Three Sisters region win the European Union’s European Capital of Culture by taking part in the competition. The European Capital of Culture jury is visiting Three Sisters in early July and will make their final decision on July 15th – so there is no time to waste by showing your support for the bid.

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The Three Sisters 2020 Bid Team is proud to co-sponsor this seminar presented by Trinity College Dublin, Carlow College and VISUAL, in Carlow

VISUAL Carlow‘Conflict, Migration and Identity in Modern Ireland: Global and Transnational Perspectives’

The Three Sisters 2020 Bid Team is proud to co-sponsor this seminar presented by Trinity College Dublin, Carlow College and VISUAL, in Carlow, 13 – 15th April 2016.


This seminar offers a timely opportunity to reflect on the fascinating relationships between conflict, migration and identity in modern Irish history and culture. This conference will explore the Irish experience within transnational and global trends and contexts, and will feature lectures, talks, performances and masterclasses on the histories, sociology and literatures of migration, conflict and identity by world-renowned Irish and international academics, artists and commentators, including Professor Joe Lee (New York University), Professor Bridget Anderson (University of Oxford), Professor Joe Cleary (Maynooth University) and Professor Enda Delaney (University of Edinburgh).

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Waterford Greenway – Public Meetings

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Waterford Greenway  
Public Information Meetings

 Bealach Ghlas Phort Láirge – Cruinnithe Phoiblí

 Waterford City and County Council is currently developing the Waterford Greenway along a 45km section of the old disused railway line from Dungarvan to Waterford. It is anticipated that this amenity will officially open to the public in the second half of 2016. It is envisaged that the development and completion of the Greenway will have a hugely significant cultural, social and economic impact on the people of Waterford in the years to come.

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Award Winning Artist visits the Three Sisters Region this weekend April 9th

Julie Merriman


Greyfriars Municipal art Gallery is delighted to announce that on Saturday 9 April at 12noon the award-winning Dublin-based visual artist Julie Merriman will be in Greyfriars Gallery to talk about her work currently on show in Greyfriars as part of “30 Years / Artists / Places”, a touring exhibition marking 30 years of Local Authorities supporting visual arts in Ireland.

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