Moy­vane putting fi­nal touches to 25th an­niver­sary Vil­lage Fes­ti­val pro­gramme

The Kerryman (North Kerry) - - NEWS -

MOY­VANE is look­ing back with great fond­ness over its vil­lage fes­ti­val his­tory as it pre­pares to mark the 25th an­niver­sary of the event in a mas­sive week­end of mu­sic, song, dance, fine food, spooky fun and much, much more.

“The first fes­ti­val was or­gan­ised by Moy­vane De­vel­op­ment As­so­ci­a­tion in 1993 and over the in­ter­ven­ing years many dif­fer­ent events have been hosted such as a mas­sive Céilí with the Tulla Céilí Band, var­i­ous comic plays, most re­cently with The Boro Play­ers,” or­gan­iser Bobby Stack re­called. “In 1998 the first Rose of New­town­sandes Com­pe­ti­tion was in­cor­po­rated into the fes­ti­val. Later this be­came the Queen of the Boro. Var­i­ous con­certs were on down through the years in­clud­ing PJ Mur­rihy, The Dublin City Ram­blers, Mark Leen aka Emer­ald Elvis and com­edy with Conal Gallen,” he said, amid many other fond mem­o­ries.

“This is our 25th Fes­ti­val and to mark this spe­cial year we have draped the Com­mu­nity Cen­tre and will hold two of the main events there this year. The ‘Boro Buf­fet’ is a four-course meal catered by King­dom Kitchen Cater­ing with bar fa­cil­i­ties and

Satur­day night.

“On Sun­day night we are hav­ing our first barn dance again in the Com­mu­nity Cen­tre with full bar ‘ buck­ing bronco’ and a photo booth. Nov­elty spot prizes on the night for best dancers and best ‘ turned out’,” Bobby promised.

The fes­ti­val kicks off this Fri­day night with the ram­bling house in the Mar­ian Hall at 8.30pm.

Sun­day sees the vin­tage dis­play take place from 12noon in the Com­mu­nity Cen­tre grounds. The craft fair and farm­ers’ mar­ket also takes place in the Com­mu­nity Cen­tre from 12noon. Th­ese events will be fin­ish­ing at 3.30pm to ac­com­mo­date the Barn Dance be­ing set up.

A dog show will also take place on Sun­day at 1pm in the Church car park with a kid­dies’ trac­tor run in the school grounds at 1.15pm. At 1.30pm in the sports­field is the fam­ily fun day. The fes­ti­val fin­ishes on Mon­day with the North Kerry Har­ri­ers hunt leav­ing the vil­lage at 12noon, fol­lowed by a Hal­loween Fancy Dress party for chil­dren in the Mar­ian Hall. live mu­sic and danc­ing on

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