Rathmullan’s Community Festival will be awash with events for everyone!

first_imgRathmullan’s reputation as one of Donegal’s top tourism destinations grows by the day.The seaside’s town’s community spirit combined with its superb location has made it a hot-spot for visitors from near and far.And if you happen to be near Rathmullan in the coming days then it promises to be extra special with so much to do and see. The town hosts its 21st Annual Community Festival over the course of  a number of days into next week.There really is something for everyone including garden fetes, singing pub competitions, nature trails, live concerts, fishing competitions,  soccer competitions, arts and crafts and lots, lots more.The vast majority of all the events are free but collectors will be asking for the odd donation around the town.For a full list of events for what promises to be an action-packed few days on the shore of Lough Swilly, please see below. Pre-Festival EventsFri 26th July:               Singing Pub White Harte Bar Selection of White Harte Festival Rose and Prince will take place. Sat 27th July:               12 noon – Glenalla Annual Garden Fete in aid of St Colmcille’s Church Glenalla, held at Franklins Estate.  Singing Pub Big Paddy’s Selection of Big Paddy’s Festival Rose and Prince will also take place.Sun 28thJuly:                Trolley Push in aid of Festival.Mon 29th July              Kids Art Workshop by Art Farm from 2.30pm in Resource Centre Arts & Crafts for kids, age 4-12years, €5 per child.Booking essential only 20 places available, contact RDRC on [email protected] or phone 074-9158724Tues 30th July              3-5pm Brick 4 Kidz workshop for 5-12 year olds. Booking essential on www.bricks4kidz.ie/donegal/summer-camps or by contacting 086-3894833.Wed 31st July              4.30pm – Children’s Nature Trail with Aengus Kennedy of Nature North West.  Booking essential, max places is 30, booking essential by contacting RDRC on [email protected] or phone 074-9158724. €3 per child, participants to gather at Festival Office (located beside new toilets) from 4.20pm.A view of the boats in Rathmullan taken at nightSinging Pub BeachcomberSelection of Beachcomber Festival Rose and Prince will take place. Final selection of Festival King and Queen for 2019 will also take place.Thurs 1st Aug:              2-4pm -Children’s Disney TrailCan you find the Disney Movie Characters around the town, name the character and the film.  Registration at the Festival office located beside the new toilets.  €2 per child, family of 3 €5.  3-3.45pm – Jumping Clay Workshop at the Resource Centre.  Theme is  “Ringo the Wild Atlantic Octupus coming to Rathmullan Festival”Workshop is for 7-12 year olds with a max of 20 places available. Booking essential by contacting RDRC at 074-9158724 or [email protected]  6.30 – 8.30pm  Fishing Competition at the Pier.  Thomas & Liam McCarron Memorial, Junior & Senior Categories.  Bring your own rods. Entry fee €5 for adults and €3 for children Festival Weekend:Whilst there is no admission fee to the on-street entertainment, as you can appreciate the cost of insurance and entertainment amounts to a large total.  As usual the Festival Committee will be collecting each evening of the festival and urge you to please give a generous and appropriate donation.Fri 2nd Aug: 12 noon:                      Join Donegal poets Maureen Curran & Colette Ni Ghallchoir in AnBonnanBui, Pier Rd, Rathmullan for a bilingual lunchtime poetry reading.  Audience members at this event are welcome to bring a favourite poem or story or song to share in a relaxed setting.2.30pm                        Little Miss Rathmullan& Prince Charming Held at Resource Centre €3 per child.8pm:                            Parade of floats led by RameltonTown Band OFFICIAl OPENINGStreet Entertainment:8.30 – 10.30pm:          Copperhead, classic Rock and Blues BandSat 3rdAug11am onwards:           Lough Swilly Yacht Club: Keel Boat Racing on the Swilly – see www.loughswillyyc.com for details.11am                           Junior Soccer at Flagpole Field1pm–3pm                   Inflatable Fun at Flagpole field  Entry €3 per child1pm                             Annual Denis Sheridan 5 A-side Memorial Cup All teams must have 1 female and 1 over 40 male on the pitch at all times1 – 4pm                       Tea Stop in Resource Centre – Teas €31-5pm                         “Watersports for All” presented by Rathmullan The Way Forward in conjunction with Rathmullan Sailing Club, Eco Atlantic Adventures and Adventure One and funded byCapiten, Interreg, Atlantic Area.  There will be music, refreshments in marquee for all participants.  Enquiries to 083-8691409. 3.30pm                        Afternoon of sport & fun for all ages at soccer pitch.STREET MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT4.30–6.30pm               The Family Band7pm – 9pm                 Paul Ward and the Humble Earthworm11pm                           IcebreakersSun 4th Aug12 noon                       Putting Competition, The Jim (Slim ) McLaughlin Memorial – registration at Putting Green.12 noon onwards:       Lough Swilly Yacht Club: Keel Boat Racing on the Swilly – see www.loughswillyyc.com for details.12 noon                       Dan Joe’s Memorial Dinghy Race, enquiries to 083-86914091pm                             2nd Annual Scruffs Dog Show in the grounds of the battery.  In aid ofSmall Animal Welfare.  Entry €10.  Enquiries to 083-8691409. Registration from 1pm – show starts at 2pm. 1.30 – 2.30pm             Sandcastle & Sculpture Competition Registration at Festival Office, €2 per child Bring your own buckets and spades etc.STREET MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT1pm – 2.30pm             Local Artists:  The Sheridan Family Band, Mark Boyce, Mick Russell & Luke Kelly.3pm – 5pm                 Brendan Quinn and the Kicking Mules5.30pm – 7.30pm       Goats Don’t Shav8pm – 10pm               Rapparees10pm – 11pm             Conleith McGeary11pm                           Whistling DonkeysMonday 5thAug  Regatta Day12 noon onwards:       Lough Swilly Yacht Club: Keel Boat Racing on the Swilly – see www.loughswillyyc.com for details/3pm                             Annual Parade of Boats from the Kinnegar Buoy to the Pier.  With RNLI and Rescue Helicopter in attendance (schedule permitting)  Detailed instructions will be available for skippers 3pm                             Fancy Dress, registration at Putting green 3-5pm                         Trevor Loughrey– Country Favourite on stage Sponsored by Rathmullan Community Festival Committee3.30p                           Caledonian Pipe Band5pm                             Rathmullan Sailing &Watersports Club Annual reception for boat owners and invited guests.6-8pm                         Street music by Eldorado. Lets make it a date: 24th – 25th Aug:            Lough Swilly Sea Angling Festival Sat 24th – Junior Competition only Sun 25th – Tope & Whitefish with a leg of the Ulster League included.Entries/enquiries to Angela Crerand by Wed 14th please as places are limited,    Tel: 087-2480132 24th Aug:                      12 noon – Inch Mile Charity Swim – Inch to Rathmullan All proceeds to RNLI and Sheephaven Sub Aqua  31stAug:           The Rat Race – Rathmullan Adventure Race28k Original: 5k Run, 1.2k Kayak, 20k cycle and 0.8k run to finish Tel: Liam on 087-6236339 Rathmullan’s Community Festival will be awash with events for everyone! was last modified: July 30th, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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