Lucan Festival 2016: Sept 8-11

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We were delighted to meet organisers from Lucan Festival in SuperValu last weekend.

The Countdown begins…

The annual Lucan Festival fast approaching. There will be lots of activities and events taking place across the area from September 8th to September 11th.  This year will be the 6th annual festival, which has grown to be a great family event.  Below you can see a summary of the activities which will be taking place over the weekend.

Thursday 8th September: There will be a Historical Walk through the village at 10.30am on Thursday, September 8th. The walk will start at Topaz garage, it will take approximately two hours and is free for all to attend.

Friday 9th September: Fifth and Sixth class students will interview older adults about their schooldays in the 1940s, 50s and 60s as part of the festival on Friday.

Saturday 10th September: The Italian Ambassador to Ireland, His Excellency Mr Giovanni Adorni Braccesi Chiassi, will open up the grounds of Lucan House. Entrance to the grounds will cost €5 and will take place on Saturday, September 10th between 1.30pm and 5pm with all proceeds going towards funding the festival. This year there will be a special gnome treasure hunt for children and of course adults can join the fun too. Tickets are on sale each Saturday from 12.30 to 3pm up to the 3rd of September. Tickets can be purchased at the main gate on the day from 12.30pm.  Saturday will also see the Tom Byrne Memorial Road Race organised by Lucan Harriers take place from 10am for young and old alike. Application forms are available from the club.

Sunday 11th September: There will be a complete festival atmosphere in the village on Sunday, September 11th with two stages for music and entertainment from local acts and bands.  Singers, bands, dance groups, and entertainers are all welcome to apply to stage manager Dara MacCraith for a place at the festival by contacting daramaccraith@hotmail.com.

There are still a few places available for food stalls.  For more details about Lucan Festival, visit their Facebook page.

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