Fethard & Killusty Community Council
June 9 2018
Fethard Festival Family Fun Day
This year’s Fethard Festival Family Fun Day will take place on Sunday, June 17, with the usual fun of the fair by the Town Wall park, with live music and lots of stalls! Other events over the weekend will include a Treasure Trail on Saturday, June 16, and the Annual Duck Race (660 Ducks) on the river Clashawley.
On Sunday, June 17, the traditional Fancy Dress Parade will commence at 2pm from Fethard Ballroom, where all entries in the parade are to assemble at 1.30pm to prepare for the parade. The Fancy Dress Parade will be led by Banna Chluain Meala, up through Main Street and down to the Town Wall, where Banna Chluain Meala will treat you to a musical display while judging takes. This year we have fantastic prize money for the parade sponsored by Fethard and Killusty Community Council. All sections, individual, group and floats are more than welcome to participate and pick your own theme. Further queries regarding the parade please contact Marian Gilpin, The Valley, Fethard.
At the Medieval Town Wall we will have all the usual ‘Fun Fair’ and side shows including ‘Uncle Mike’ with his Pet Zoo, which is always very popular with all age groups. Pat Culligan and Catherine Newport will host their very popular annual Dog Show after the parade and this event attracts entries from all over the county.
Local group ’The Sheehans’ will provide live music throughout the afternoon, playing all your favourite tunes. Along the variety of food and craft stalls available, Fethard Rugby Club will provide their usual comprehensive family food stall where you can sit down and relax while children enjoy the huge array of amusements available, very kindly sponsored by the Magnier Family at Coolmore.
So, please do come along early as it looks like it's going to be another fantastic ‘Fethard Festival’ and ‘Family Fun Day’ again this year.