Lots to keep peo­ple en­ter­tained at the Sneem Sum­mer fes­ti­val

The Kerryman (Tralee Edition) - - CLUB NEWS -

ALL fes­ti­vals must keep evolv­ing if they want to stay ahead of the posse and the Sneem Sum­mer Fes­ti­val Com­mit­tee do just that. Keep­ing the old favourites while in­tro­duc­ing one or two new events helps keep ev­ery­thing run­ning smoothly.

The open­ing night starts on Wed­nes­day with a bless­ing by Fr O’Brien at the fes­ti­val mar­quee. This will be fol­lowed by fam­ily fun and a bar­be­cue. A sam­ple of this year’s sched­ule in­cludes a good blend of old and new favourites: fal­conry, deep sea fish­ing, chil­dren’s crab fish­ing, scenic and his­toric walks, Sneem River Run and Kayak­ing, a chil­dren’s fancy dress, craft mak­ing, pony rides, and a vil­lage trea­sure hunt.

South Kerry is also home to one of Europe’s most spec­tac­u­lar as­tron­omy des­ti­na­tions and Sneem fes­ti­val go­ers will have the ex­cit­ing Plan­e­tar­ium Dome to look for­ward to.

New this year is a Golf Scram­ble and line danc­ing work­shop, while Tur­butt’s Fun Fair will be there. The pop­u­lar 5k ‘Colour­ful’ Fun Run, and the Richard Walsh Me­mo­rial Blitz never fail to pro­duce some com­pet­i­tive fun. There will be a beau­ti­cian to show teenagers how to work the per­fect foun­da­tion and con­tour. In short: there’s ev­ery­thing from mu­sic and in­flat­able fun, to a ‘Bee on a Branch’ work­shop with Sharon from Green Chair as part of Sneem Tidy Towns’ Pol­li­na­tor theme. Ev­ery­thing’s cov­ered.

“We’ve added some new events this year as it’s im­por­tant to keep the fes­ti­val vi­brant, but this hasn’t been at the cost of the old events which go down a treat with pa­trons,” said Amy Fo­ley, of the Sneem Sum­mer Fes­ti­val Or­gan­is­ing Com­mit­tee.

Check out the Sneem Sum­mer Fes­ti­val Face­book page for up­dates.

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