EXCITEMENT BUILDS AT FESTIVAL’S NEW SITE
THE excitement is building for this year’s 14th annual Carnew Heritage Weekend, which will take place from Friday September 14th, until Sunday, September 16th.
The committee of Carnew Heritage Club are excited to announce they are moving to a new site for their 2018 show. The Heritage Working Day will take place opposite Candy’s Gala and will run in conjunction with a new venture – The Garden County Country Fest.
The group has raised more than €100,000 for local charities since they began in 2005 and are looking forward to expanding the event into a full weekend experience. FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14TH
The Garden County Country Fest weekend is being run in partnership with Carnew GAA and kicks off on Friday evening, from 8 p.m., with an Open Air Teen Disco and Carnival. DJ Rosisn Wheatley will take to the main stage at this fully supervised, non alcohol event. An Ideal way to celebrate the Junior Cert Results. Tickets on sale for €10. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15TH
On Saturday night you can Dance the night away on our 400 square metre covered dance floor to Country music singers Lee Matthews and Cliona Hagan at 8pm followed by more entertainment from DJ Pat Fleming.
Tickets for Saturday only are €20 or €25 for a weekend ticket (Saturday & Sunday). SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 16TH
The Carnew Heritage Working Day, which will begin at 12 noon, will be filled with lots of activities and things to do. With exhibitors travelling from near and far, there will be lots for everyone to see as the exhibitors will put on a display of rural heritage crafts from over 50 years ago. As usual there will be horse and vintage tractor ploughing, horseshoe throwing competitions, craft displays, car boot sale and auto jumble, and much more.
Other exhibitors include shoeing of horse by a professional blacksmith, shearing of sheep with hand shears, steam threshing
with two steam engines coming on the day to work. Other club members will be with the usual crop of potatoes to be harvested and vegetables. Various demonstrations of harvesting the barley with binders, trailer combines and early self-propelled combines will also take place.
Also back for 2018, is tractor pulling. Come see there mammoth tractors compete to finish their course while pulling the specially design sleigh. Also new for this year is vintage silage cutting demonstration. For further details, contact the club on 087 6985275. The Carnew Heritage Day is becoming one of the biggest vintage working days in the south east and promises to be a great day out for all of the family. Admission is €10 and children go free.
On the Sunday afternoon, there will also be a full line up of music on stage with Theresa & The Stars, Dancing with Declan, Take 5 and Stacey Breen.
This year’s event is being run to raise money for three local groups – Friends of Local People with MS, Talk to Tom and South East Cancer Trust.
Dancing with Declan at last years Carnew Heritage Working Day.
Martina Hughes, Shane and Bob Roe at last years Carnew Heritage Working Day.
Tractor pulling with Denis Brennan at last years Carnew Heritage Working Day.