Your Free Perth Visitor Information Guide

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Fenians Fremantle and Freedom Festival

06/01/2018 - 14/01/2018 Fenians Fremantle and Freedom Festival

The inaugural Fenians, Fremantle & Freedom Festival is a 10-day cultural festival celebrating Irish culture and influence in Australia as well as a commemorative event to honour the Fenians and others transported to Fremantle on the last convict ship sent to Australia, the Hougoumont. The Festival’s program includes concert performances by renowned Irish musicians including Martin Hayes, Dennis Cahill and Declan O’Rourke; an art exhibition that is an invitation event for artists from Ireland, Australia and the USA; traditional Irish dance and literature, performances and readings based on extracts from ‘The Wild Goose’ and John Boyle O’Reilly’s poetry; comedy, photography and historical walks.