The Carrigallen Family Summer Festival will take place this Bank Holiday Weekend, Friday, August 1 - Monday, August 4.
The focus of the four day event is on family fun, everyday the festival brings activities for all ages to enjoy.
The official opening of the 17th Carrigallen Family Summer Festival will be performed by Paddy O’Rourke, Cathaoirleach Leitrim County Council at 8.30pm on Friday and that will be followed by music in the ‘Gig Rig’ where Shanachie will provide the entertainment.
The opening night will also see a festival BBQ held in Mitchell’s beer garden.
The excitement begins on Saturday at 12pm as the festival continues with canoeing with Sean Ledwith in the Town Lake and that evening the fun continues with pig racing on Main Street. Pig Racing was introduced to the Festival calendar for the first time last year and proved to be a popular addition so place your bets and watch them go from 7.30pm.
Saturday will also see the streets of Carrigallen transformed as an array of entertainment has been lined-up to put a smile on everyone’s face. Fire eaters, unicyclists and cartoon characters will all be visible on the streets so make sure to come and join the festivities.
Saturday’s entertainment will be concluded with the Festival Dance in The Kilbrackan Arms Hotel.
The entertainment will continue on Sunday with the Family Fun Day in the School Field from 2pm-5pm with a wide range of activities on offer for members of the public to participate in including rodeo bull, bungee run, pillow wars, large assault course, VW kombi Bouncer and Disco Dancing Dome.
The Ice-Cream Fun Day will be held from 12pm-2pm in association with Down Syndrome Ireland and that evening there will be an U-16 football match ‘remembering Garry Coyne’ between Carrigallen and Cornafean at 6pm.
The excitement continues to build on Sunday ahead of the eagerly anticipated John Joe Rudden Soap Box Derby which will commence at 6.30pm. For more information on this event please contact Mervyn Richardson (087) 2544674 or Sean McIntyre (086) 8765377.
Sunday’s entertainment will be brought to a close on the Gig Rig by Poroma.
Bank Holiday Monday also sees a busy programme of events, beginning at 2.30pm with ‘The Original Car Treasure Hunt.’ This event will commence at the Filling Station with the last car at 3.30pm. For further information please contact Philip McIntyre.
The Kilbrackan Arms will host a closing BBQ at 6.30pm.
Another attraction over the course of the weekend which is sure to be very popular is the staging of ‘Padraig Potts’ Guide to Walking’ by Seamus O’Rourke which will be staged in The Corn Mill Theatre on Friday and Saturday with at doors at 8pm and the show commencing on both nights at 8.30pm.