03 Jul 2022

Cartoon Saloon joins forces with Yulefest

Cartoon Saloon joins forces with Yulefest


Kilkenny is renowned as a truly unique destinationYulefest Kilkenny and Cartoon Saloon are joining forces this December to host a number of FREE family events.

The twice Oscar ® nominated animation studio, famous for feature length movies Secret of Kells, Song of the Sea and animated series Puffin Rock, will hold a number of FREE movie screenings each Saturday in December at noon at Workhouse Square, MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre.

Song of the Sea will show on 3rd Dec, Secret of Kells on 10th Dec and Santa’s Apprentice on 17th Dec

In addition, a series of FREE workshops will take place from noon on Saturday the 10th December also in the shopping centre.

Christmas Cards with Rory is a 30 minute workshop which will run from 12 noon until 3.00pm and Decorations with Louise is a 90 minute workshop running at 3.30pm and again at 5pm

Workshop events are suitable for 10 -17 years old and should be booked by emailing

Movie tickets are available also by emailing

Marion Acreman centre manager said “we are so excited to be hosting and sponsoring these events which complement and enhance our range of Christmas activities in the Centre. The wonder of Christmas is palpable already as we head into the best time of the year for children. We are proud and privileged to be working with the Cartoon Saloon team here at the Centre. We’ve already told our crew from the North Pole and they have promised to behave themselves whilst the movie is running but we can’t guarantee that. They have a history of getting themselves into trouble around the place!”

Studio Manager, Catherine Roycroft says “Cartoon Saloon are delighted to play a part in the first annual Yulefest. It’s an exciting time to work with the different local companies and organisers involved in the event to ensure Kilkenny is an extra-special place to be at Christmas. The workshops are a great way to get out of the studio, Rory and Louise can’t wait to meet everyone and create some lovely Christmas crafts together. We are looking forward to meeting you at McDonagh Junction this Christmas!”

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