Let the games begin in Clonakilty

Clonakilty Games Festival 2016 2

Posted on: 18th January, 2016

Category: Arts & Entertainment

Contributor: West Cork People

The streets and venues of Clonakilty once again become a playground for all ages for the third annual Clonakilty Games Festival running from February 19 to 21.

The festival begins at 7pm on Friday, February 19 at O’Donovan’s Hotel when Pirate Pete presents his Magic and Puppet Show. Pirate Pete sailed up the Lee 15 years ago and quickly became Cork’s favorite family entertainer. A skilled magician and a puppet master, his show both entertains and mystifies, mixing classic magic with comedy and slapstick. It is gentle enough for the younger souls, and sophisticated enough for the older crewmates. No matter what the age, they will be entertained and amused. And Pete never arrives alone — the whole crew travels with him, including Oscar the mischievous parrot and Chico the talking monkey.

Between 10am and 4pm on Saturday 20, drop in to a participating venue of your choice to learn, play or watch your favorite game. O’Donovan’s Hotel will host ‘Mind Sports’ such as Chess, Backgammon, Draughts and Tara; along with other favorites such as Monopoly and Sjoelen (Dutch Shuffleboard). The Emmet Hotel will host ‘Word Games’ such as Scrabble and Bananagrams; Card Games such as Canasta; and Irish game, ‘30 Seconds’. DeBarra’s Folk Club will host ‘Alternative Games’ such as Netrunner and Dominion.

In addition, between 12noon and 2pm on the Saturday there will be a special Animal Mask Making Workshop in preparation for Sunday’s Native Woodland Creature Search.

Between 10.30am and 12noon on Sunday is a favourite event; the annual hide and seek around Clonakilty Town Centre. Find and collect a paw print from each of the native woodland creatures hiding around the town: Hare, Toad, Falcon, Wren, Stag and Fox. Come disguised as a native woodland creature and join in the search. The fun starts promptly at 10.30am at Asna Square, ending 12noon at the same place.

All events are free. Twitter @clonakiltygames; Facebook ‘Clonakilty Games Festival’; or www.clongamesfest.com to keep up-to-date.

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