Cashel ‘Rocks’ for Africa festival

The organisers of last weekends 30th anniversary celebration of ‘Cashel for Africa’ (a local take by young musicians on ‘LIve Aid’) were delighted with the way everything went.

The organisers of last weekends 30th anniversary celebration of ‘Cashel for Africa’ (a local take by young musicians on ‘LIve Aid’) were delighted with the way everything went.

Spokesperson Shaun Leahy, deemed the event a huge success with 42 different acts , twenty one of those performing half hour slots on the one stage on Saturday. The plaza was a fun, relaxed place all day as locals and tourist stood or sat around sipping a drink and taking in the varying performers. On Sunday the forecasted bad weather stayed away which allowed the market to go ahead in Dominic Court.

This had a sort of southern european look about it as it was set up in the area between the modern apartment block and St Dominics Abbey. St Patrick’s Brass Band made their second appearance of the weekend on the green in Dominics Street having given a lovely concert on the plaza on Friday, entertained locals and the steady stream of tourist on the way up and down from the Rock. They were joined later in the afternoon by Dr.Diarmuid O’Hurley Pipe Band who set up on the opposite green. In between resident Denis Heffernan and his family members set up a skittles demonstration, a hark back to the days well the game was a regular feature on the streets of the town. God knows what the bus load of French tourist made of the scene they wandered into.