Great day de­spite weather

Bray People - - NEWS -

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.

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