Cahir prepares to host two-day festival this September 13th-14th

On September 13th-14th the heritage town of Cahir will play host to a two-day festival in the Inch Field which is an Island in the centre of town and home to the famous 10th Century Cahir Castle. ‘Gravity 2014’ is being held in conjunction with the Cannonball Run and in aid of Make A Wish Foundation.

On September 13th-14th the heritage town of Cahir will play host to a two-day festival in the Inch Field which is an Island in the centre of town and home to the famous 10th Century Cahir Castle. ‘Gravity 2014’ is being held in conjunction with the Cannonball Run and in aid of Make A Wish Foundation.

On Saturday, September 13th ‘Gravity’ will host an all-day music festival with headliners such as Paddy Casey, Bressie, Ham Sandwich and many more. This is a ticketed event with prices ranging from €20 - camping tickets are also available. Tickets are on sale locally at Cahir House Hotel, Eurozone,The Square, O’Donnell’s Texaco Station, Mitchelstown Road & www.tickets.ie.

On Sunday, September 14th the famous Cannonball Run with 167 super cars will be welcomed with some well-known celebrity drivers, Ryan Thomas - Jason in Coronation Street being one of them.

This will be a fun-filled day with performances by various local artists, children’s entertainment and traders’ village.

In the evening a soap box derby will be held on the main streets of the town with participants competing for the prize pool of €1,000 kindly sponsored by Woodview Service Station. Anyone wishing to enter a soap box kart can contact Stephen Kirwan on 086 804 8833 for details.

Following this there will be a ball drop, an exciting fundraising finale to the weekend, with a grand prize of €2,000 to the lucky winner. Coloured balls will be sold prior to this event for €5 each. All the balls sold will be dropped from a pod at the top of Castle Street where they will make their way down the hill towards the castle. It will be a fantastic visual event with the balls all vying for the one spot in the glass jar at the end of the funnel. The one ball that makes it to the glass jar will make one lucky person €2,000 richer!

All proceeds from the Gravity Festival & Cannonball Run will be donated to the Make A Wish Foundation.

Make-A-Wish Ireland has one simple aim - the foundation works to grant the wishes of children aged between three and 17 years living with life-threatening medical conditions.

For further details of events go to www.facebook.com/GravityCahir.