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WIN! Bus Éireann tickets to Fanah-Fest!

Coming to Mitchelstown for Fanah-Fest? Why not take the bus! Bus Éireann have kindly given us two pairs of return tickets to Mitchelstown to give away to some lucky Fanah-Fest goers. To enter, just leave a comment below telling us where you’re coming from. Closing date: Wednesday afternoon at 3pm. We’ll email the winners to let them know that afternoon. If you don’t happen to win, the bus is still a good way to get to Mitchelstown. If you have a Leapcard, just show it to the driver when you’re getting on: once you have money on the card, you’ll get a 27% discount on a single ticket. If you’re a student, Bus Éireann is currently running an online promotion for November which gives €5 off to students if they enter the code STUDENT51. More info on their website here. So, the short version of what’s happening: Saturday 25 November 2pm to 5pm – at the brewery for launch, tours, tastings. 5.30pm – Christmas lights on the Square in Mitchelstown. 6pm to late – Live music and beer trail around Mitchelstown. Sunday 26 November 5pm to late – beer trail around Mitchelstown. Participating pubs: An Bodhrán The Beehive J’s Bar & Beer Garden Jackie O Briens Walsh’s Bar Mitchelstown The Ramble Inn Mulberry Tree Paul Roche’s FAQs Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event? We will only be serving beer to over 18s. What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event? There will be parking at the brewery on Saturday afternoon. Cars have to be removed by 6pm as that is when the gates close and will remain closed until Monday morning. There is plenty of free parking in Mitchelstown, which is 15 minutes walk from the brewery. We’re planning on having

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Eight Degrees Brewing presents FANAH-FEST: Brewery launch + Beer & Music Festival

UPDATE! The short version: Saturday 25 November 2pm to 5pm – at the brewery for launch, tours, tastings.   5.30pm – Christmas lights on the Square in Mitchelstown. 6pm to late – Live music and beer trail around Mitchelstown. Sunday 26 November 5pm to late – beer trail around Mitchelstown.   *** We love our festivals, we do! And here’s our latest: FANAH-FEST is Eight Degrees Brewing’s Beer and Music Festival for St Fanahan’s Day, celebrating the patron saint of Mitchelstown. Warrior monk St Fahanan, who most people know best as a squat statue outside Mitchelstown garda station, came from Ulster to found a monastery near the town in the seventh century. Traditionally, St Fanahan’s Day was a pattern day, a local holiday. People gathered at his well, which is probably a ritual that goes back far further, to pre-Christian times as the well would have been a place for pagan worship. So, bearing in mind that St Fanahan’s monastery would probably have brewed its own beer, we’ve decided that it’s a good day to celebrate beer in Mitchelstown. Fanah-Fest is happening over the weekend 25-26 November. On Saturday 25 November, we’ll be officially launching our new #MauritiustoMitchelstown brewery, complete with beer tours and tastings from 2pm to 5pm. Then we’re off into Mitchelstown for a live music and beer trail, fun, games and merriment. On Sunday 26 November, there will be a music and beer trail around Mitchelstown from 5pm onwards. The event is free – if you’d like to register in advance, you can do so on EventBrite.ie or just turn up! Keep an eye on #FANAHFEST on social media (Facebook / Twitter / Instagram) for more details.  Eight Degrees draught available in: An Bodhrán, Mitchelstown The Beehive J’s Bar & Beer Garden Jackie O Briens, Walsh’s Bar Mitchelstown The Ramble Inn Mulberry Tree

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