We are delighted to welcome back O’Hara’s as our brewing partners for this year’s festival. The Tow Bar will be selling delicious pints of craft beer from O’ Hara’s Brewery range and will also have cans available!
Carlow Brewing Company, also known as O’Hara’s Brewery, is an independent, family-owned business established in 1996. Located in the heart of Ireland’s traditional malt and hop-growing “Barrow Valley” region which has strong historical linkages to the Irish brewing industry, they’ve been at the forefront of the new wave of Irish craft brewing for almost 17 years. They craft brew traditional Irish beers and their own interpretation of international beer styles, including their stouts and ales, wheat beers and lagers, all carrying the brewery founders family name, O’Hara’s.
Cully & Sully
Cully & Sully love food. Growing up in Ireland’s foodie capital, Cork, they ate a lot of good food, Cully (the cook) knows that for good food you need great ingredients.They also love business (well Sully does!!). The business of making good, honest and tasty food is what Cully & Sully do best!
Cully & Sully are proud sponsors of our incredibly popular ‘Campervan Cook-off’ and are as entertaining as they are talented 🙂
Department of Tourism, Culture, Gaeltacht, Arts, Sport & Media
We are very grateful for the support of the Dept. of TCGASM for awarding us funding through the Live Performance Restart Grant Scheme (LPRGS) in 2022. The scheme aims to help underpin the recovery of the live performance sector by providing business restart grants to companies/venues/producers and promoters. The support of the Department has been critical to our ability to once again produce the Vantastival festival following the closure of the live events sector for nearly two years.
We are delighted to have been awarded an IMRO grant for Vantastival.
IMRO’s Mission is to: protect, promote and develop the collection and distribution of music royalties; foster music creation; and promote the value of music to the creative, cultural and business communities in Ireland. Vantastival and IMRO are working together to promote original Irish music.
The Paddy Mirage
Embodying the Irish spirits of hospitality and community, the Paddy Mirage pub spontaneously appears in locations around the world…
Watch out for the Fleet of vintage VW’s driving the length and breath of the country raising money for various charities.
Further Education College in Monaghan Town with over 40 PLC courses for School Leavers and Mature Students.