All Set For 33rd Kilcommon Festival

They were simple days when Kilcommon Festival began over 30 years ago.

They were simple days when Kilcommon Festival began over 30 years ago.

The festival was held over ten days and a big crowd was always guaranteed. The hall was packed for seven nights dancing to local bands and discos were just being introduced to the bewilderment of the older generation.

The hurling tournament was a massive crowd puller and novelty competitions were always well supported.

The nicest memory of these simple days was when “Dan the Street Singer” serenaded the crowds at a bar-b-que into the early hours of a sultry July evening under the shadow of the Slieve Felims.

Times moved on and so did the festival, attracting large crowds for the VW Beetle Rally, Ford through the century and Farming 2000.

Big Bands were also engaged like the Wolfe Tones, Goats Dont Shave and Aslan.

This year Mundy heads the bill on Sunday, August 5th at 3pm followed by street entertainment and dancing to the Paddies later on.

Over the years some three hundred thousand Euro has been raised.

The monies were used for community development, building refurbishment and parochial needs.

It is the spirit of the community that makes the festival a success and we bid a big cead mile failte to the Kilcommon Festival from the 3rd to the 6th of August.