Roundwood Festival to deliver five days jam-packed full of fun
THERE’S something for every taste at the Roundwood Festival with music sessions and side shows including hands on craft exhibitions, family attractions, historical walks and a soap box derby. The festival runs from Wednesday, August 2, through to Sunday, August 6.
Wednesday evening kicks off the event with a guided tour of the Vartry Water Works, which will provide a rare opportunity for those attending to access the water works and a unique insight into their history.
While this is a free event, there are limited spaces available and people will have to register their place in advance.
A huge attraction each year, Thursday, sees the return of the Roundwood FunTeam Challenge. The fun obstacle course will be open to try out and promises to provide some unusual challenges,
Later in the evening there will be set dancing a live music in Kavanagh’s Vartry House.
On the Friday a variety concert takes place in St Laurence O’Toole’s Parish Church.
Also on Friday, Calary Church will play host to Duo Chagall, who together with Lance Coburn, piano, will play pieces by Schumann, Ravel and Brahms, as part of the Calary Summer Seasons Concerts.
There will be a hillwalk on the Saturday and a Teddy Bear’s Picnic, as well as a canoe race on the Vartry Reservoir.
Sunday is a dedicated Family Street Festival with field day events suitable for all age groups and music and dancing on site. The Festivities will be launched by the Post 21 IUCNVA Colour Party followed by a vintage car parade.
There will be plenty of action at the Roundwood Festival which takes place over five days.