Liam Ó Maonlaí to feature at the Borrisoleigh Festival

Borrisoleigh is the place to be in October as the Borrisoleigh Festival takes place from Friday-Sunday, October 3rd-5th.

Borrisoleigh is the place to be in October as the Borrisoleigh Festival takes place from Friday-Sunday, October 3rd-5th.

Locals have been busy again this year painting premises around the town and even more lovely murals have been added to the ones painted last year.

The festival is being officially opened on Friday evening in McDonagh Square with the re-inroduction of the mayoral candidates followed by live music by Outa Diesel.

Saturday has two walks organised by the local Bush and Briar Ramblers up the Devil’s Bit and on the newly opened Inch Loop Walk.

There is also a line dancing workshop in the Marion Hall and a Food and Craft Fair in the square. Live music in the square starts at 7.30pm with the White Gypsy Band followed by the ever popular Silver Dollar and friends at 9pm.

Sunday the 5th starts off with the annual 40k charity cycle organised by the local cycling club with funds raised this year going to Downs Syndrome North Tipp Branch. The family fun day in the park is bigger and better this year with a host of new fun activities added.

Along with popular favourites from last year such as bubble soccer, strongman display by Irish champion and local man Kevin Murray, tug of war, sheaf tossing, BBQ and novelty games of skill, there is also an exhibition of birds of prey, bouncy castles, sumo wrestling, rodeo bull, arts, crafts and music workshops for kids, a vintage tractor display, a climbing wall, face painting and more.

Live music in the square kicks off at 5pm with the Castle Trio. At 7pm the acclaimed Liam Ó Maonlaí (of Hothouse Flowers fame) will take the stage. At 9pm Ebony take over and the new mayor/mayoress of Borrisoleigh will be announced.

There will be parking restrictions in the town over the course of the weekend.

Visit www.borrisoleighfestival.com or email info@borrisoleighfestival.com.