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Faoin Tuath is a new queer weekend festival at Common Knowledge in Clare this month

Faoin Tuath is a new queer weekend festival at Common Knowledge in Clare this month

Baptist Goth

Common Knowledge is a social enterprise centre all about sustainability, DIY building, growing and mending based in the Burren.

It has just announced Faoin Tuath, a festival for queer people “to connect beyond the city, featuring practical skill-sharing workshops, talks, live music performances, DJs, traditional music sessions, film screenings, shared meals”, and more.

Faoin Tuath is a weekender happening 26th to 28th July and tickets are available by day or or the weekend with access to all performances, workshops, meals and more as below.

Here’s what’s on offer across the weekend.

Live music, performances and events including:

Branwen Kavanagh – Branwen is a singer, musician, composer, performance artist and puppeteer from Clare who is inspired by folklore, dada, poetry and theatre.

Dylan Kerr – Is an Irish multidisciplinary artist based in Berlin. Their work takes the form of durational, endurance-based performance, drawing on the embodied languages of ritual, protest and worship.

7of9 – Osaro and Lizzie aka 7of9 are an infusion of industrial pop with sulphuric-gore vocals seeping into your wanting earlobes.

Amir Abualrob – is a Palestinian Theatre Maker, facilitator and performer based in Dublin and previous resident artist at Common Knowledge. Their work focuses on modern stories of connections, community and the power of art as resistance

Dyke Nite – Limerick Based Queer Club collective with DJs and performers will be hosting Sunday Brunch

Queer Trad Sessions – Open session on Friday night with traditional tunes songs and ballads hosted by the Queer Sheds crew with Aoife Hammond and Steve Finnerty

Skill-sharing workshops including:

Build a Bat Box – Learn to create safe space for bats – noted pollinators, seed dispersers and homosexuals – including basic carpentry skills and installation tips with Steve Finnerty and Denise Conroy of Sustainable Living Solutions.

Wild Queer Workshop – Explore the queerness in nature all around us in all its diverse, delicious & vibrant beauty through plant identification, wildlife tracking and ancestral crafting with Lucy O’Hagan of Wild Awake.

Growing, Seeds, and Planting – Dan O’Connor is a farmer, seed saver and educator based in Clare who believes that growing our own food can add to our community and lives. Dan will be running our Seed Saving workshop at Faoin Tuath, sharing the hows and whys of seed saving. Those taking part will get to delve into agroecological and organic farming, doing some planting whilst exploring Irish archaeology and conservation.

Queer Your Guts and Your Brew – Join llewyn máire as they guide you through the process of gathering wild yeasts, learn about fermented sodas, shrubs, tibicos, and other witchy brews, explore the fundamentals of flavour mixing, incorporate plant medicine, make kin and enjoy a queer mocktail made just for Faoin Tuath.

Day-by-day tickets

Full weekend tickets €130 – including access to all events, performances and a selection of workshops, dinner on Friday evening, breakfast lunch and dinner on Saturday and brunch on Sunday. Limited access tickets are available without charge – contact [email protected].

Friday Night 7-11pm (€20) – includes Dinner, Short Film Screening and Queer Trad session

See Also

Saturday Night 7-11pm (€20) – includes access to Evening event featuring Branwen Kavanagh, Baptist Goth, Amir Abualrob, 7of9 and more (dinner not included)

Sunday Brunch 10-2pm (€20) – Brunch and access to DykeNite DJ’s and Performances

Please note that Faoin Tuath is an over 18s event. Bar will be available (subject to granting of licence).

Buy tickets here.

Accommodation: Those booking weekend tickets will have the option to book to stay on-site at Common Knowledge’s Failte Ireland approved accommodation, with private and shared rooms from €35 per person per night, and camping or van parking from €10 per night. Booking details supplied when booking tickets. 

Getting there: Faoin Tuath will take place at The Common Knowledge Centre in Kilfenora (Eircode: V95DK38). Details of how to reach The Common Knowledge Centre are available here. Those booking tickets will have the option to join a whatsapp group to offer or seek lifts. 

About Faoin Tuath: 

Faoin Tuath is a not-for-profit festival created by the Queer Sheds crew with, for and by the queer community. The festival aims to create a safe and inclusive space that encourages creativity, connection, and community in a nature connected and practical space. All proceeds from the event will cover artist and production costs.

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