What, where and how:
What is Motion Festival?
Motion Festival is the coming together of jugglers, circus artists, dancers and everything related. Internationally reknowned artists are invited to share their skills with the participants through workshops and performances.
Motion Festival started 6 years ago as Clonakilty Juggling Convention. Over the last few years it has evolved past its "juggling" boundaries to include all forms of body and object movement and manipulation arts, such as:
- object manipulation - juggling in all its forms - balls, clubs, rings, contact ball, diabolo, poi, staff, the fire arts, hoop, devilstick, etc
- movement - dance and movement of all kinds - all dance styles, martial arts, acrobatics, aerial, parkour
- clowning and theatre
- therapeutic or mind/body arts - yoga, alexander technique, etc
Motion Festival aims to push the boundaries of what the human body and mind are capable of. What happens when the creativity and inspiration from diverse fields of object and body manipulation and movement come together?
The festival aims to be to be a real learning experience for the people involved, to push the arts and skills that come together to the next level, at the same time planting the seeds for the next generation of artists. To find and create inspiration through the diversity of arts, skills and disciplines found in this festival.
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The Clonakilty Community College Sporthall will be the main venue for the convention.
Sleeping in the hall is strictly forbidden, camping, apartments and hotels are available 5-10 minutes walk away.
Full Festival pass €40
€15 per day, €20 for Saturday.
Gala show €10 for adults, €7 for children (Family passes available)
Desert Camping have agreed to give jugglers a reduced rate of €5 per night. It is only 5-10 minutes walk from the main hall.
It is possible for groups of jugglers to rent apartments together, Clona Holiday Homes
(Please double check all this information for yourself, I cannot gaurantee it will still be completely accurate)
€10 one way if booked online a day in advance!The fastest way from Dublin and the most flexible travel times, especially if you want to be around for the Juggling Olympics on the sunday.
From Dublin to Cork City: Irish Rail timetable
Information can be found on www.buseireann.ie for bus times from Dublin, Galway, Shannon and Limerick etc. to Cork. Connecting buses can then be taken to Clonakilty
From Dublin to Cork: Aircoach timetable
From Galway to Cork: Citylink timetable
From Cork to Clonakilty: Bus Eireann timetable for Clonakilty
Click here for a list of airlines serving Cork Airport. Alternatively use SkyScanner.net , edreams.com , whichbudget.com . From Cork Airport you will need to get a bus to Cork City (airport is roughly 20 minutes away from city), and then another bus from Cork City to Clonakilty, see above for bus info.
More information on travelling to Clonakilty can be found here on the Clonakilty tourist site.
Back to Dublin: The last train from Cork to Dublin leaves at 19:30 on Sunday 26th. Buses from Clonakilty to Cork to connect with this include the 17:00 arriving in Cork 18:55, or the 18:10 arriving at 19:15 (there is a 10 minute walk between the bus station and the train station so this bus leaves little room for being late)
Back to Cork: Last bus leaves Clonakilty at 19:05
Back to Galway: Cork to Galway - Last Bus Eireann at 18:25, last Citylink at 18:00