Aughrim/Kilmore Gathering weekend is now just over 3 weeks away. The weekend gets underway on Friday the 14th of June with a shotgun start game of golf in Carrick-on-Shannon getting underway at 6am. Later in the day between 2pm and 4pm we will have a special 2 hours in the Community Centre for the senior citizens of our parish with food, prizes and music among the prizes in store for the senior members of our parish.
Then our official opening will take place at 8pm on Friday night in the Community Centre, Dangan where the burial of a parish time capsule is among the activities planned for the Friday evening. That Friday night we have a party with a difference as we will be celebrating with a Christmas party in the Kilmore Inn. There will be music by Alan Clarke with food and spot prizes on the night.
Saturday will start off with the choice of a walk or a run or a cycle from Kilmore GAA Pitch. We will then have history talks with Alf Monaghan at Drumsna railway and Dr Marie Clarke in the Community Centre. A treasure hunt will take place at 1pm and then at 5pm attention will turn to the GAA as we face Kilbride in the O’Rourke Cup.
Then our Gathering banquet takes place in the Community Centre, Dangan with a full meal followed by live music by the excellent The Sierras band. Doors will open and music will start with John and Catherine McEvoy at 8pm. Then at 8.30pm sharp we will be serving our meal. At 11pm The Sierras band will take to the stage and everyone will dance the night away. There will be full bar facilities on the night and tickets cost just €15.
Sunday begins with mass in the old Aughrim graveyard at 10.30am. From 12pm to 4pm we will have family time for families to have time together. Then from 4pm on the action turns to Hillstreet village where activities will include sheep racing, fancy dress, dog show, children’s play bus, bouncing castles, animals on display and music by Jim Owens. Later in the evening at 8pm as Roscommon supporters arrive back from Castlebar we will have a BBQ and the Aughrim/Kilmore Rodeo bull challenge will get underway. There will also be Irish traditional music in Brackens and Hammer Beirne will be live in Early’s, Hillstreet. Anyone who wants more information can contact Brian Carroll 087-2420896 or any member of the Committee. We invite everyone to join us on what will be a very special weekend.