Festival of Colours is a winner
DESPITE the overcast weather and blustery winds, the organisers of Gorey Cricket Club’s recent Festival of Colours at Gorey Showgrounds persevered with their celebration of ethnicity, culture and diversity.
Over 50 flags were flying wildly in the strong winds, including Polish, Sri Lankan, Canadian, Indian, Pakistani, Jamaican and Australian flags, under the shadow of the national tricolour, which was proudly hoisted by former Gorey fire service chief Richard Miller.
It was a feast for the senses with the aroma of oriental food, hand-crafted items on display, and the sound of ethnic music combining to bring colour to an overcast day. Cllr Malcolm Byrne commented on the vibrancy and goodwill shown by the members of the club, their families and friends.
Gorey Cricket Club thanked Gorey Municipal District for supporting the event, and said it hoped the day may become an annual ‘Mardi Gras’ of sorts for many years to come.
Thanks also went to all who supported the day including: Clodagh Leacy’s Beat Street Band for their Bollywood routine; the All-Ireland rounders champions Glynn/ Barntown; former county footballer John Cooper; Cricket Leinster coach Andrew Leonard; and Irish international Patrick Tice.
Gorey Cricket Club’s AGM will take place on Monday, October 23, at 7.30 p.m. in the Loch Garman Arms. All are welcome.
Festival of Colours at Gorey Showgrounds hosted by Gorey Cricket Club. INSET: Meadhbh Ryan, Siun Ní Súlleabháin and Martin Ryan.
Kiaran Clarke, Anslem Diaz, Nathan Clarke and Tristen Diaz.