An Grianán Festival 2018

Thomastown GAA Club holds its third An Grianán Festival this June and the lineup is as exciting as in previous years. The festival will take place from 21-23 June as the giant marquee returns to Grennan GAA grounds.

Kicking off the weekend and following on from last year's amazing success is the live cookery demonstration on Thursday 21st June by celebrity chef and food writer Edward Hayden of KCLR and TV3. Anyone who was present last year can testify to the fact that 
Edward puts on a fantastic show, blending his amazing knowledge and talent with humour and sharp wit so this will be another great night of food and fun.

Friday night - and something completely different. We are delighted and proud to announce that the legendary Aslan will bring their amazing show to Thomastown. Rocking since the mid-80s, Aslan's live shows are simply sensational. Don't believe us? Read the recent review below of their recent shows in Dublin's Olympia Theatre.

Review: Aslan Rocked The Olympia

by Ciara Spain - 22 March 2018

"Aslan hit The Olympia Theatre  and all we can say ever since is 'wow'. The guys rocked the venue from the very first tune and there wasn't a person left in their seats.

Kick starting the night with Feels Like Nothing and Pretty Thing, Christy hit the ground running when he dedicated his next tune to 'the great Irish' Rugby team who took home the Grand Slam, having the crowd join in on Ireland's Call.

With such a small intimate venue, it felt as though you were practically on stage with the guys and to hear so many songs from the 'Feel No Shame' album was genuinely amazing.

The band may be 30 years on but their sound is unwavering as they took into Crazy World - with Billy McGuinness climbing up the stalls to rock out.

A beautiful rendition of 'Green Fields Of France' from Christy set the mood for the weekend that was in it and there was an electric vibe in The Olympia as the crowd chorused.

No joke, if you haven't nabbed tickets to their gig in The Iveagh Gardens this summer you'd be mad - Sunday was a night we won't forget for a long time, still smiling and singing!"

Saturday night is Fight Night and the return of the Battle by the Castle - The Last Stand. Neighbouring parish and GAA Club, Tullogher Rosbercon will bring their toughest and best fighters into Grennan to take on the Thomastown contingent in what will be one of the nights of the summer.

An Grianan Festival kindly supported by Supervalu Thomastown.

Action from the 2016 Nathan Carter Show

Nathan 2016

Nathan Goodnight

Concert Information

What time does the venue open?
Gates open at 5.30pm

Are there support acts on the night?
Yes, support acts on stage from 6.30pm

Is seating available?
Note that this is a standing concert.
For safety reasons, fold-up or picnic chairs are not permitted in the arena.

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
All under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
Onsite or adjacent parking is available at the venue. Free car parks are also available in the town centre, less then ten minutes walk from the venue. Maps below.

Is my registration/ticket transferable?

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
You MUST produce either your printed ticket or e-ticket at the venue as proof of purchase. All e-tickets will be scanned.

The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?
All long as your e-ticket scans as unique, that's fine.

Is the venue wheelchair accessible?
Yes, the venue and grounds are wheelchair accessible.

Where can I contact the organiser with any queries?

Map of Thomastown

Thomastown GAA Club

All car parks shown are less than 15 mins walk to the concert venue