Borrisoleigh Gathering Festival Set For October


Borrisoleigh Gathering Festival 2013 is all set to take place on October 4th, 5th & 6th 2013.

Borrisoleigh Festival Organising Committee Pictured Above

Back Row:- Nuala Ryan, Breda Ryan, Fiona Ryan (Joint Treasurers), Kathleen Scanlon, Fiona Max (Joint Secretary), Lisa Ryan, Phil Mason, Theresa Kiely, Derry O’Donnell (PRO).

Front Row:- Paddy Dolan (Joint Secretary), Declan Curtis, Michael Delaney, Joe Loughnane (Chairman), Sean Shanahan, Tony Murray, John Cummins.

Over the past several weeks a busy stream of volunteers have been beavering away on organising this annual festival which this year is sure to provide a wonderful opportunity for residents and visitors alike, while experiencing all that is great in Borrisoleigh, Thurles, Co.Tipperary.

Whether you are a current resident, a visitor from overseas or living in partial exile in another part of Ireland, you are guaranteed to have a fantastic time, while enjoying locally presented drama in the village hall, or music and dancing on the streets. Do bring the kids to the family fun day. Take a trip down memory lane with a historical walking tour of the town. Enjoy the wonderful views and fresh mountain air on a guided walk of the Devil’s Bit Mountain.

Meet Ireland’s Strongest Man – Test your ability to score a goal past Tipperary Goalkeeper Brendan Cummins – Try your hand at Sean Nós Dancing – View and purchase local craft products – Buy a large delicious sample of locally produced Tipperary food – Welcome back the hurling Team of 1963.

Events Calendar Over This October Borrisoleigh Weekend Festival

Friday 4th: – 8:00pm – Official opening of this festival by a very ‘special’ guest in Marian Hall.
followed by a Borrisoleigh Drama Group presentation – “Spreading the news(A one-act truly comical play by Lady Gregory, which she first wrote for the opening night of the Abbey Theatre in Dublin, on December 27th 1904.)

Saturday 5th: – 11:00am – A three hour walk on the Devils Bit Loop (Beautiful Scenery) or also at 11:00am – A Sean Nós Dancing work shop.
12:00pm – Craft Fair in Square
2:30pm – “Down Memory Lane” –  Historical walk around the streets of Borrisoleigh.
8:30pm – Variety Concert in Village Square.

Sunday 6th: – 12:00pm-4:00pm – Busking Competition.
(Note: Musicians entering the busking competition can still register their intent by logging onto the festival website by clicking Here.)
1:00pm – Family Fun Day including bubble soccer, score goals past Brendan Cummins, Ireland’s strongest man display, Tug of war, Sheaf toss, BBQ and lots, lots more.
Local entertainment in Square and celebration honouring the Juvenile North Hurling Champions of 1963

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