Jul 252012

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Clogheen Homecoming Festival 2012

Clogheen Community Council has announced details of the events for the annual Homecoming Festival Weekend which runs from August 1st to 6th, 2012.

Wednesday August 1st:

45 card Drive – at St. Pauls Community Centre – €10 entry, start 8.15pm.

Thursday August 2nd:

5km Road Race/walk, excellent event for newcomers, (Jones Counter measured course) Start 8pm.

Friday August 3rd:

8Km Family Fun Cycle – Helmets Required – Start at St. Pauls Community Centre at 7pm – Entry €3.

Draoicht na Faille Deirge – a wonderful show of Irish Dance/music/song doors open at 8.15pm.

Saturday August 4th:

60Km Leisure Cycle – Reg from 10am at St. Pauls Community Centre – leaves 11am sharp – Entry €20

Children’s Treasure Hunt start 11.15am.

Poetry Readings at the Hermitage House1pm – in conjunction with Fermoy International Poetry Festival.

Clogheen Loop Walk – Knockmealdown Active group will lead the Loop walk, refreshments after in Community Hall. Walk starts at 2pm at St. Pauls Community Centre.

National Sheep Racing Finals plus BBQ. Tote betting on the night. The first race will be at 7pm.

Louise Lanigan – Karaoke night in Brendan’s Bar. Great night assured.

X-Factor Live – Nedeens Bar – the final of the X-Factor competition which began on July 27th. Lots of local talent.

Sunday August 5th:

Gala day – including Fancy Dress, under age G.A.A. matches, sports, bouncy castle, dog show, food stalls, bottle stall, etc.

Tug of War – one of the highlights of the gala day is the intensely fought local tug of war competition including teams from Graigue, Ballylooby & Kilcoran.

Car Boot Sale – We all have attics with goods that could be sold. A charge of €20 per car and what ever you make after that is your own. So come on clean out those attics and be ready for the event.

Wife Carrying Competition ‘Beg, Borrow, Steal’ start 7.30pm.

The Beat On The Street 8pm to 10.30pm. D.J. Aidan Mac from Tipp F.M.

Brendan’s Bar – BBQ (Weather Permitting) and music by The Driver.

Monday August 6th:

Duck Derby at the Mill Walk – time 1.30pm.

Vee Rovers F.C. will also run their pre-season competition in conjunction with the festival.

There will also be a festival raffle,

– 1st prize 2-night hotel break

– 2nd Drinks Hamper

– 3rd Tipp Jersey

– 4th bottle of Brandy

More details of other events will be uploaded here as they are announced.

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