WEATHER FAILS TO DAMPEN FUN

Bray People - - NEWS - By ES­THER HAY­DEN

HUN­DREDS braved the damp con­di­tions of Sun­day to bring the an­nual Round­wood Fes­ti­val to a rous­ing close.

One of the fes­ti­val or­gan­is­ers, Sinead Jack­son, said the sup­port they re­ceived from the lo­cal com­mu­nity was fan­tas­tic.

‘Each year the or­gan­i­sa­tion and de­liv­ery of the fes­ti­val re­lies on the gen­eros­ity of the lo­cal com­mu­nity in many dif­fer­ent ways. As al­ways, peo­ple in the com­mu­nity were will­ing to help, from busi­nesses pro­vid­ing prizes for the raf­fle, spon­sor­ship to­wards run­ning costs, the troop of will­ing vol­un­teers that came out in all weath­ers to lend a hand in any num­ber of things from park­ing, pick­ing up lit­ter, putting up and tak­ing down mar­quees, mak­ing teas and cof­fees – the list goes on. Thanks also to the gar­daí and Dublin Wick­low Moun­tain Res­cue who were on hand to en­sure safety.

‘A great big thank you to ev­ery­one who came along to take part in or spec­tate at the var­i­ous ac­tiv­i­ties and events whether it was the fun team chal­lenge, walks at Vartry Wa­ter Works, set danc­ing and ceili, con­cert in the church, trekking out on the hills, ca­noe races, the le­gend’s foot­ball match at Round­wood AFC or the tra­di­tional craft show.’

Sinead said that while the weather on Sun­day wasn’t great, it didn’t dampen peo­ple’s spir­its. ‘ The weather on Sun­day wasn’t su­per but it didn’t stop peo­ple from com­ing out and stay­ing out. Events like the fes­ti­val rely on peo­ple com­ing out to sup­port them re­gard­less of the weather and we were de­lighted to see so many lo­cal peo­ple in at­ten­dance as well as a lot of tourists who en­joyed the var­i­ous events.’

Amy, Luke, Orla and Gavin Kenny put their best foot for­ward.

Tadhg, Kil­ian and Fin­tan Fan­ning tak­ing part in the fes­ti­val obstacle chal­lenge.

(Photo: Dar­ren Flynn).

Conor, Leo, Cheimi and Liam Doyle, win­ners of the Round­wood Fes­ti­val Obstacle Chal­lenge

Eoin Med­ly­cott and Ashe who won the dog and owner look-a-like com­pe­ti­tion at the Round­wood Fes­ti­val.

Louisa Hig­gins and Damh­nait Ní Suaird.

Fiona Lock­hart Robin­son with a barn owl.

Kaori Jack­son adding a splash of colour to pro­ceed­ings.

Ailbhe Fa­gan is rolled over her team-mates at the obstacle chal­lenge.

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