An initiative started in 2021 during lockdown, the Harvest Procession is an exploration of celtic & indigenous rituals and traditional Harvest practices from Ireland and around the world.
Certain themes such as the need to grieve and to let go came to the fore during 2021 and it is appropriate that these themes remain as core features in this year’s event. In 2022, we have the additional input of the fantastic Rogù Fire & Flow Arts company who will bring their performance and fire expertise to Clonmel to add more flamboyance to the event with a special fire spectacular.
Performers and musicians were invited to join us as part of the core company of revellers, but everybody who wishes to dress up may join! For this purpose, we held public workshops in costumes, masks and artefacts making with Elke and Grainne Wilson with a view to get as many people as possible dressed up for this year’s event.
The procession set off at 7pm on Saturday 24th September; we congregated at Suir Island Car Park from 6pm to dress up and paint our faces preceded by a shared meal from one of the nearby food vendors.
Performance, poi & staff skills workshop with Rogù Arts and Costumes, headdress and mask workshops took place in the fortnight preceding the festival and at the Harvest & Heritage Fair on Saturday 24th September, 12-5pm, Suir Island Car park on a first come, first serve basis. see more image of Heritage fair here.