Great day despite weather
DESPITE various weather warnings last weekend, it did not stop the hundreds of people who enjoyed the brand new ‘Event in the Tent’ and the annual Enniskerry Field Day.
The over 18s ‘Event in the Tent’ took place in a marquee at the field day’s new home on Monastery Road, where guests were treated to a great night of live music from Bunty and The Bristlehounds.
The special raffle, which featured prizes such as concert tickets for Imelda May, raised a lot of money for this year’s dedicated charity, the Open Door Centre in Bray.
Families ran the gauntlet of showers to enjoy the ever-popular field day on Sunday, which included key attractions such as vintage vehicle rally, full food village, children’s area, pony rides, falconry and archery displays.
The schoolhouse for art hosted the Artisan Village, which again featured crafts from many local artists.
Other highlights included a dog show, where a variety of dogs and their owners were awarded with treats and rosettes.
Half of the proceeds of this year’s festival will go towards Open Door, which provides facilities and activities for adults with physical disabilities in North Wicklow and South Dublin.
The remainder will be split between the local parishes to help support their work in Enniskerry and surrounding communities.
Cliona, Conor, Michael and Diarmuid Flannery listening to some singing in the rain.
Coach Cathy O’Toole and the Lakers tug of war team celebrate victory over the Enniskerry Field Day team.
Alice and Laura Kilcullen, Jessica and Laura Kedney, and Jacqui and Ava Cummins.
Lara Gillespie, Rebecca McQuillan and Rachel McQuillan find shelter from the rain.
Archdeacon Ricky Rountree gets stuck in at the tug of war.