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A CALL TO ACTION!

The Three Sisters region is synonymous with storytelling & we want to hear yours!

What do you want your ECOC 2020 to look like?

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OUR BID. OUR VOICE. OUR REGION

Tá muintir réigiúin na Triúr Deirféar préamhaithe i dtraidisiún ársa na scéalaíochta agus dá bhrí sin teastaíonn do scéal uainn!

Dén saghas Príomhchathair Chultúir na hEorpa 2020 ar mhaith leatsa a fheiscint?

Glac páirt i scéal na Triúr Deirféar in éineacht linn.

ÁR DTAIRISCINT. ÁR NGUTH. ÁR RÉIGIÚN

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three sisters choirs and music groups

To bring in the New Year 2016 we had a Concert called “Cherish The Children” with choirs from Primary Schools all around Co. Wexford.
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Catherine
O'Leary
Connecting

accessible three sisters

Fully accessible streets and businesses. Easy access for all people including wheelchair users, prams and people with mobility issues. A google map app to
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Emma
Walsh
Working

irelands hub for creative shoe design

We run Ireland’s only fashion footwear company and are also running creative consultancy for those who have a creative footwear idea that they want
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Marie
Brennan
Living

the beauty is in small things

Tramore is a small village which offers much more than you can imagine.. and believe, the list is long! And if you want start
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Bruna
Williamson
Making

yarn bomb the south east

I’d like to propose a knitting and crochet project that would lead up to a series of yarn bombs around the south east region.
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Aimee
Croke
Playing

more gigs and recognition

I think it would be great for musicians/ singers to get the recognition they need and also the help they need whether it be
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Aoife
Kehoe
Playing

best beaches in ireland

Best place to have fun, relax and bask in the hospitality that only the South East of Ireland can provide…

John
Butler
Making

Woodcarving

Woodcarving is a passion i have learnt and still learning And there would be some fantastic wood carver between the 3 counties and I’m
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Toddy
Joe
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our independent 20 20 vision

2020 will be midway through our commemoration of the War of Independence. Create an interactive History Time Line exhibit (and website) from Dermot McMurrough’s
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Roisin
o'Connell-Hussey
Living

built heritage of the three sisters regionregion

I’d like to propose that the built heritage of the region be featured in the bid. Two aspects: 1. Shop fronts South St. and
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Rodney
Brunt

Interactive Periscope Portraits #threesisters2020

I would be excited to have the opportunity to make a series of portraits, based on photos sent to me via various social media,
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Oonagh
Latchford
Playing

Three Sisters Home Gig Network

Many musicians on tour are now looking for opportunities to play gigs in the settings of private homes.  This allows musicians connect with existing
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Maurice
O' Connor
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The Duncannon ‘Three Sisters’ International kitesurfing competition

We run an international kitesurfing competition in Duncannon, Hooked Kitefest is in its 7th year this year, with growing promotion we can scale the
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Niall
Roche
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wexford maritime heritage

The Maritime Heritage event as part of Three Sisters 2020 will celebrate Wexford maritime heritage and culture with international audiences attending. Events will centre
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David
Maguire
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photography gallery

i Propose a gallery of photography for the duration and hopefully exeding the duration of the City of Culture. A series of local and
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Fergus
Doyle
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european visual design conference

The Three Sisters 2020 European Design Conference would host a Visual Design Conference in the area of Graphic and Digital Media Design with the
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Patrick
Morgan
Living

holistic wexford

Hello 3 Sisters, May I suggest ‘Holistic Wexford’s involvement in your exciting venture. We are a group of 50 Therapists from all County Wexford
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Finola
Foley
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ard ri sisters

Cover the old Ard Rí Hotel (on top of the hill overlooking Waterford City) with a big Three Sisters 2020 banner. A very iconic
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Jamie
Moore
Making

strangely familiar shades of gray film on eileen grays iconic house e1027

Your suggestion of Eileen Grey’s legacy being celebrated in 2020 through an investigative retrospective and conference on her birthday August 9th is wonderful. A
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Mary-Ruth
Walsh
Connecting

sculpture garden

Beside Wexford Arts Center there is a green area. I propose that there are figurative sculptures placed in carefully landscaped , em pathetic to
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Imogen
Stafford
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wind and passion

There should be some event that encompasses “Wind and passion” ( I would have said wind and piss, but that’s not polite ) by
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Frances
White
Living

new ideas in ancient places

Kilkenny stands out because it’s old and attractive. A theme such as “New Ideas in Ancient Places” could work well with this image. The
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Tia
Vellani
Making

painting poetry short story competition

Roll out a competition to the Primary and Secondary Schools in each County, to submit a painting, a Poem or a short story, under
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Helen
Butler
Making

ros tapestry

The Ros Tapestry is a unique project that has been ongoing in the South East since 1998 and has involved over 150 stitchers working
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Marion
Coady
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re enactment of cromwells bridge over barrow

Over the years, seven bridges have spanned the river Barrow to connect New Ross with its neighbours in Rosbercon in Co. Kilkenny. However, at
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Marion
Coady
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wind ensemble grand concert

HFC Concert Band to link with a similar community band in Croatia to give two free public grand concerts – one in Wexford (perhaps
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Alan
Mahon
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waterford walls

Waterford has a great selection of Medieval and Viking Walls still in existence around the city. Unfortunately, some of the walls are in people’s
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Walter
Ford
Working

rejuvenation

This project would focus on a series of abandoned, unfinished or derelict sites to be found across the Three Sisters region; in particular, industrial
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Seán
Kearney
Working

smart source

A unique aspect of the Three Sisters geographic location is the network of major rivers that flow through it, and connect at various points
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Seán
Kearney
Living

guided walking trails

We should provide visitors with a selection of guided walks along our scenic trails providing local historic and geographic information.

Rory
O'Mahony
Living

three sisters glorious gardens

As Chairperson of The Wexford Garden Trail I propose that one of the Jewels of our three counties is our beautiful landscape, especially our
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Emma
Hewlett
Connecting

‘The Big Sing’

The Big Sing The Big Sing is a community choral project, open to participants from Waterford, Kilkenny and Wexford. Organised and run by the
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Lynn
Cahill
Playing

Three Sisters history workshops

I present history shows using costume armour weapons and artefacts. This enables young and old to experience the life and times of the history
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mike
moylan
Making

South East Biennial of contemporary art culture

The SE Biennial of Contemporary Art & Culture has been in development now for the past 2 years and is the second phase of
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Richard
Carr
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three sisters 2020 europeans

It’s easy to celebrate your own culture, you do it on a daily basis, but we often forget about the culture of those around
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What if
Kilkenny?
Playing

Three Sisters 2020 – festivals

Kilkenny, Waterford and Wexford all boast fantastic, widely acclaimed, individual festivals, but what if there were Three Sisters festivals? Festivals not confined to one
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What if
Kilkenny?
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kilkenny airport air display

Kilkenny Airport has been established for over 50 years. It is rich in Irish aviation heritage and is ideally situated in close proximity to
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David
Byrnes
Connecting

Culture 3 – Cubed

I had another idea… was in Galway at weekend and they have very public campaign for their bid – large posters around the city
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Walter
Ford
Connecting

Riverfest. Food & Driving Route

I have a few suggestions for the 2020 bid. Firstly, well done on the work to date – I think the branding of Three
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Walter
Ford
Connecting

three sisters opera

Following on the success of the opera ‘The Invader’ by writer Mark Roper and composer Eric Sweeney, commissioned for the Waterford 900 celebrations in
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Eric
Sweeny
Connecting

composition of work based on three sisters

Following on the success of a project for the Tall Ships Festival in Waterford 2011(?) select a number of writers and composers in the
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Eric
Sweeny
Playing

d light studios

OPEN GALLERY exhibition at D-Light Studios presents over 40 photographers as part of PhotoIreland Festival 2015 You are welcome to join us for the
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Karolina
Schlagner
Making

wexford film festival

County Wexford has a long a proud film making history, it has also attracted some of modern cinemas biggest names over the last 40
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John
Murphy
Connecting

marching band tattoo

I propose that a Marching Bands Tattoo be held on the back lawn of Kilkenny castle. It is an ideal location for such an
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Brendan
Hoye
Making

paint the south east with colour

Create/Enhance public spaces within the South East with colour and flair through installations in every community. Make the bleak look magic!

Jack
Harte
Living

three sisters 365 a blog a day for 2020

I write a weekly blog about my own community Cheekpoint, which is at the meeting place of the three sister river network. Each week
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Andrew
Doherty
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three sisters riverdance

The symbolism of the “three sisters” (the rivers connecting the lush landscapes of Wexford, Waterford and Kilkenny) could be told through a symbolic re-enactment
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Samantha
Richardson
Making

belwira artctrafts

I has recently opened businesses in Carlow town .. if your deeds may be increased by this city)), I cordially greet, the site is
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Elwira
Bernaciak
Playing

indoor performance venue

The old art college on Newgate Street in the heart of Waterford City has been lying empty for over 10 years, it would make
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David
Manser
Living

celebrating place with stories

I propose we celebrate the beautiful places we live in through story, either our own stories or fictional stories set in Wexford, Waterford or
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Derbhile
Graham
Making

a community design hub

We have so many beautiful buildings in Waterford that are laying empty. I’d love to see more of them being used for different purposes.
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Oonagh
Quinn
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facility for dogs in park

An area big enough for dogs to walk around & play in, because now you cannot leave the dog walk around the park unless
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Tom
Kennedy
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viking festival

I would like to suggest that the Three Sisters act on the historical part of the three counties by connection them with the Viking
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Jennifer
Coady
Making

artisfun

I would like to organise an exhibition celebrating the art of children. Giving art by young people the same serious treatment as a professional
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Mary
Wallace
Making

girls on film

A photography competition. All entries should consist of three images each representing a county. It should be the photographers interpretation of the three sisters
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Jacqui
McGrath
Playing

A BRIDGE LIFT FOR A THREE SISTERS BOAT

Sail a reconstructed Viking boat with a Three Sisters Sail up the Suir into Waterford City. Schedule a Bridge Lift as part of the
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Emma
Feehan
Living

A Cultural Bucket List

Make 2020 a year where everyone gets an opportunity to experience elements of culture that they have not had the chance to before!Do a
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Jenny
Mahon
Living

Falconry the Ancient Sport of Kings

Get Falconry involved, not enough people know that Hawkeye Falconry put on the best Falconry Flying displays in the south of Ireland and we
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John
Duggan
Connecting

European connections. Brain Storm!

Wexford Public Libraries is collaborating with Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience, Trinity College Dublin in a study to inform definitive evaluation of Brain Health
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Finn
Hanrahan
Making

CAR HORN SYMPHONY

Sample the Car horns of all recent models from European manufacturers and convert them into musical notation. Working with an established composer (Eric Sweeney?)
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Conor
Nolan
Connecting

Celebrate Together

The Irish Street Arts, Circus and Spectacle Network which is based in Wexford would like to see a series of large scale celebratory spectacle
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Lucy
Medlycott
Making

SOUTH EAST ARTISTS EXPO

A series of Touring South East Artists Exhibitions curated by the RHA with the South East Galleries Network.These will be defined art exhibitions covering
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Conor
Nolan
Working

Grey Today

From Enniscorthy, Eileen Grey, born 1878,was an Irish furniture designer and architect who had a huge impact on modern design, particularly in Paris. In
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Geraldine
Doran
Making

Flag Stone Duel

Who are the mystery painters in the modern day duel of the flag stone on Misery Mountain above the Waterford Train station? What would
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Connie
O'Dwyer
Making

Bridges

Document every bridge from the source of each sister river to the sea. Local photography clubs are invited to take pictures from land and
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Chris
Lucas
Making

Bla, Blah, Blaa. The best sandwich with a Blaa

Let’s talk about what is the best way to eat a Blaa. Using local ingredients from the SE make the PERFECT sandwich for anytime
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Ashleigh
Gilfoyle
Playing

‘Twin Peaks’ Mountain Ridge Walks

The Comeraghs and the Blackstairs mountains are on either side of the 3 Sisters rivers. Establish a day when both mountains have large walks
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Helen
Sexton
Playing

Eurovision Party 2020 in Waterford

When the ‘deux points’ are being handed out by the Irish jury, let it be from Waterford, host of a monster Eurovision party on
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Ryan
Maguire
Playing

5th birthday party to celebrate Ireland Says Yes to Equality

Many sisters and brothers will celebrate the 5th year of Ireland’s big YES to the equality referendum. A look back to the heady days
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Ryan
Maguire
Living

Community Art

Having seen the Lismore Castle Arts summer show The Persistence of Objects I feel Three Sisters 2020 should engage the Lismore curators Common Ground
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LIAM
MURPHY
Connecting

Online Creative Hub

A comprehensive creative website! Showcasing makers, artists, writers and more. Where to find them and what they do. Showcase artists groups, galleries, festivals, advice
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Laura
McNamara
Playing

Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann

The All Ireland Fleadh was last held in the South East back in back in 2000 (Enniscorthy, Wexford). Bring the best trad music players,
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Laura
Ryan
Working

World Ploughing Championships

The last time the world ploughing championships took place in Ireland was in 2006. Since then they have been in Lithuania, Austria, Slovenia, Sweden,
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Maura
Codd
Connecting

The Re Gathering

We all saw the positive effect that ‘The Gathering’ had on Ireland’s tourism & culture sectors in 2013. Why not do a ‘Re gathering’
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Eoin
Stafford
Playing

Light up the Three Sisters

In 2012 Tokyo turned the entire main river in Tokyo blue using more than 100,000 LED lights. We could do something similar for Three
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Dorothy
Tobin
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The mirror

Set up a screen in Waterford, Wexford and Kilkenny to show events that are taking place in the other locations during 2020. This could
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Michael
Quinn
Connecting

The Three Sisters Regatta

Have three rowing regatta’s over the space of the year across the three rivers. Invite rowing teams from all over Europe to race against
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Stephen
Shortt
Connecting

The 28!

Pick 28 galleries from across the region. Each gallery will represent one of the 28 European Union member states. This allows the Three Sisters
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Conor
Sullivan
Playing

European GAA Championships

There are numerous European teams playing GAA in Europe. Each year they have a European championship. Considering the regions proud history in GAA, the
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Stephen
Reilly
Playing

Duck race

Sail a giant rubber duck from upstream into the three counties for the launch night of New year eve 2019 2020.

Maureen
Russell
Playing

A big circus

Hopefully the old flour mills at Waterford Ferrybank will be down by 2020! My idea is to hold a massive circus there and invite
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Claire
Hegarty
Making

instagram competition

The whole region is asked to upload instagram shots in the run up to 2020 using threesisters2020 hastag. The best shots are selected from
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Magan
Ryan
Living

A year of Sundays

Sunday is a day that everyone can relax and partake in cultural events. Its a big part of our culture in the Three Sisters
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John
Doyle
Making

Waterside Murals

Having read about these waterside murals by a surfer and artist who paints large murals partially submerged in water, my idea is to take
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Dorothy
King
Playing

3 Sisters in the sky

An historic Hot Air Balloon Festival the is based in all three counties and invites Balloons from other capitals of culture

Joe
Daly
Connecting

Portlaw heritage

We would be delighted to be involved in any way we can. Industrial heritage,Curraghmore estate and historic buildings along with scenery that cant be
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Alan
Walsh
Connecting

The Three Rivers

To hold a celebratory cultural event at the source of each of the Three Sister rivers, the Barrow, the Nore and the Suir during
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Frank
OLeary
Connecting

Three Sisters Storytelling

Many countries around the world have a version of the Three Sisters. From Russian author Chekovs play to the Australian Three Sisters mountains. My
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Kay
Tobin
Living

Croatian and Three Sisters culture exhibition

Croatia will be the other European Capital of Culture in 2020. My idea is to have a travelling exhibition of items and information related
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Annette
Fitzpatrick
Connecting

Connecting with Europe

Schools from Waterford, Wexford, and Kilkenny are given a cultural theme and a European country to connect with, eg Easter in Spain, or Music
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Katherine
Collins
Making

Heritage 3D Printing

3D printing of heritage pieces from the Three Sisters region. Workshops could be done during the year and the pieces could be showcased in towns
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Declan
Carroll
Making

Street art

Creative street art in the three cities. Workshops could be held with professional street artists. A series of connected street art pieces throughout the
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Julie
McGuirk