Jamestown Heritage Festival is back

Fiona Heavey

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Fiona Heavey

Jamestown Heritage Festival is back

Jamestown Heritage Festival

The Village of Jamestown holds its third Heritage Festival from May 25- June 2.
The festival is unique as it is held only once every six years.


Members of the Heritage Boat Association and Inland Waterways Association of Ireland will visit Jamestown Harbour with over one hundred heritage boats and modern cruisers expected to attend.
The festival kicks off with a bang on Friday, May 25 with a fireworks display in the middle of the village, organised by Pyrotechnics & Effects along with entertainment in Mulveys Arch Bar.


The Cottage Restaurant hold a cookery demonstration and Helicopter Rescue 118 will pay a visit along with other events and lectures all day Saturday and Sunday the May 26 and 27 culminating in an evening of dancing at the crossroads in Drumsna at 6pm on the Sunday.


Monday evening, May 28 sees Mulveys Arch Bar hosting their always popular Table Quiz at 9pm with quizmaster Terry Beckett.
Alf Monaghan, from Drumsna will give his very popular talk on “Monastic Ireland a gift from the Nile” at 8.30pm in Jamestown Church on Tuesday, May 29.
Drumsna’s three bars, Duignans, Taylors and McLaughlin’s host an evening of entertainment on Wednesday, May 30.


A visit and talk by Bibi Baskin on hotel boat Lovely Leitrim takes place on Thursday, May 31 followed by golf on Friday, June 1.
One of the Festivals headline events will be a super concert by The Leitrim Male Choir and Special Friends including Edwina McNulty, Cait Sammon-Cullen and the Baker Kennys at 9pm in Jamestown Church on Friday, June 1.


The Festival winds down with a visit to Drumsna Village for their heritage day on Saturday June 2 from 2.30pm finishing with a performance from street theatre/circus performer Monsieur Gusto at 6pm.
The Heritage Barge and Boat fleet will depart Jamestown on Sunday, June 3 and visit the Carrick Carnival.

Further information and times will be available in next weeks Leitrim Observer and also www.jamestownvillage.ie