Courtown Town Portrait

Join us for a contemporary barn raising to highlight how collective action and cooperation can bring about a new community facility for Courtown and Riverchapel. For Bring Your Own Chair Town Portrait a temporary structure will be created to imagine what the much-needed community space for Courtown & Riverchapel could be. This temporary shelter will be raised with the help of local groups from the town.


‘All aboard!’ for the Town Portrait

Niamh Kehoe, Evelyn Byrne, Michelle Browne, Jason Roche, Kay Kehoe, Lorraine Kehoe

6pm Saturday 6th April Ballyhack Ferry Terminal

Participants from Ballyhack will gather at the ferry terminal to take the Passage East Car Ferry out at high tide (6.47pm), giving all aboard a view of the estuary. Everyone is encouraged to wear blue and green for the portrait and please bring your own chair. Michelle Browne will be on hand to lead a Mexican- or ‘Wexican’- wave for the portrait by photographer Ros Kavanagh.

You must register at the Bring Your Own Chair stall outside Byrne’s. Registration is from 6pm – with limited places available on the ferry it is advised to come early.

Refreshments served afterwards in Byrnes- all welcome!

Town Visit Kells Sunday 5 August, 11am–4pm
Mullins Mill (as part of the monthly craft market)

We’re gathering stories about you town and would like your help.

Do you have a recent story or old craft or town tradition that you could share? You can drop into our pop-up stall for a chat to find out how you can get involved.

Bring Your Own Chair is a portrait of 12 rural towns in the South-East region led by visual artist Michelle Browne and produced by Workhouse Union.

Towns in Waterford include Kilmacthomas, An Rinn, Tallow, Passage East. Wexford towns include Ballyhack, Taghmon, Bunclody, Courtown and in Kilkenny towns include Coon, Goresbridge, Slieverue and Kells.