Clady to host first community festival this weekend

Clady is to host its first ever community festival this weekend.

Taking place on July 28 and 29, the sleepy village of Clady will come alive with a variety of cross community activities and all the fun of the fair.

The event was officially launched a number of weeks ago by Tom Henderson from Urney Presbyterian Church and Fr Michael Porter PP of Urney Cross Community Development Assosiation amid growing excitment for the landmark event.


Among the highlights of the weekend’s entertainment on Saturday morning will be a 10K run/jog and a 5K family fun walk around the scenic Finn Valley area, and a fun-filled soap box derby around the village.

Entry for the fun run is 12 pounds/15 euro for adults, 20 pou nds per family, five pounds for under 16s and five pounds for walkers. Registration is at 9.30am with the race starting at 11am.

Saturday night’s entertainment will be provided in the marquee at 8pm by Ryan Hegarty, with Rockin Red from 9am – 11pm and the Mad Arabs from 11-1am. The event is strictly over 18 and tickets are five pounds.

The fun continues on Sunday where an all-ages fancy dress parade will proceed to the Cutt Park for the opneing of a traditional sports and family fun day.

The programme will conclude with the usual activities namely the three legged, wheelbarrow sack and egg and spoon races together with many more novelty events for all the family.

For adults the main attractions will be the parish championship mile and the Tug of war. An additional highlight will be the ‘Clady Crufts’ dog show.

Sunday will conclude with music in the marquee from 8.30pm by T Junction and from 11pm – 1am by the Wailin Banshees. Tickets are 10 pounds and are limited.


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