It’s all systems go at Lough Rynn Castle this week as the preparations are finalised for the 22nd annual Lough Rynn Festival and Vintage Day.
The festival is firmly established on the calendar of festivals and attracts crowds from all the surrounding counties and further afield.
With the kids back to school and everyone getting back into routine this is the last big family day out of the Summer.
The great collection of weird and wonderful amusements and events at the venue on festival day never fails to delight the crowds.
There is something for all age groups and interests and many new and intriguing additions to the line-up every year.
The backbone of Lough Rynn Harvest Festival is its high class Vintage Show with its fantastic array of cars, tractors stationery engines etc from every county in Ireland.
The traditional, rural, crafts and work methods also always intrigue the crowds, who never seem to tire of watching the old traditional rural methods re-enacted.
The festival also provides an opportunity for the growing number of wonderful modern Irish crafts people to exhibit their work.
All about the kids
The children’s entertainment section has been growing in recent years and is now a major part of the festival.
This is all enhanced by the backdrop of the Castle itself and its beautiful gardens. Roaming around this year will be the well-loved characters from Paw Patrol, the Minions, Dora the Explorer - get to meet, talk and have your photo taken with your favourite character.
There will also be puppetry, magic, face painting and much more fun and games for kids of all ages.
Wrestling at Rynn
A huge success last year the wrestling exhibitions, will again go on all day out on the Castle lawn, by wrestlers from the IWW who are regularly featured on Sky TV.
Music and Dance
If dancing is your thing then you’ll have a ball on the dance floor this year with Mick Flavin and his band.
The Drumlish man with the big voice will surely keep the crowd rocking all day.
Popular local artist Tom Moran will get the day off to a rollicking start while a traditional music session onthe terrace ... so all music tastes are catered for.
The organisers of the festival, Bornacoola Community Development Association, are very appreciative of the continued support of the festival sponsors.
Hanly Group are the main sponsor for the 2016 festival.
Hurling All Ireland
Don't worry you won't miss the All Ireland Hurling Final, the game will be shown on large screen TVs.So it will be much better than watching it at home!
There are also full bar facilities, country markets, and trade stalls. Show off your pooch at the popular Dog Show starts at 2.30pm, and don't miss allt he cute babies at the Bonny Baby at 3.30pm.
Don't arrive full to this event, as there will a variety of of food to whet your apetite. You can feast at the unique food stands, cafe, country markets, BBQ and sweet treats.
Sunday, September 4
There will be a miniature train for travel around the venue, with plenty of seating, and parking.It's an all weather facility.
Admission for adults is €10, students €5 and children free. It all kicks off at 12 noon!