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Shakefest wants to thank you all for making their 10th Birthday their best and most interactive yet!

A most excellent time for those with Energy, Dance and Movement



CONGRATULATIONS SHAKEFEST 2015, our 10TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY which took place on Saturday, May 30th!
Shakefest once again opened up to more families and children’s interactive activities, with the same great Cultural Dance and Arts performances and events.

Headline Band KILA enjoyed Shakefest’s GORGEOUS VIBE and revelled in the view of Charleville Castle and we hope that you did too!

SHAKEFEST – A CELEBRATION OF DANCE is a successful venture associated with Charleville Castle’s many successful creative and musical pursuits towards a gathering of local spirit. The 10th annual ShakeFest will take place this summer (May 30th) at Charleville Castle. This is a community run holistic workshop day for families, international dance enthusiasts and anyone active!

Different types of dance and culture are easily available in larger communities and cities in Ireland, and in bringing such a variety ‘Shake – A Celebration of Dance’ helps link such creativity together at Charleville Castle, Tullamore.

Shake consists of an educational series of dance workshops starting from 12pm Saturday, May 30th and Sunday, May 31st along with an evening of cultural performances starting at 8pm on Saturday, May 30th. It is purposely orchestrated with a multicultural and international theme; in line with a new Ireland, that leads to an evening of a multicultural dance of excellence.

Shake over the past years has grown from a day of Energy, Movement and Dance to a unique week-end of multicultural and international relaxation and holistic living – Come for the week-end – stay locally or camp around the castle – but also, if you prefer, just pop-in for your preferred course – this is a special time-out for everyone – every age – every taste – a community switching-on!

Shakefest also supports Charleville Castle Heritage Trust and their volunteer and intercultural programs. Charleville Castle is an Independent Arts and Culture Center of the Irish Midlands and encourages arts, culture and dance mediums of all kinds.


SHAKEFEST would like to thank the following sponsors and local supporters:

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