Boom­ing big bank hol­i­day week­end on way with his­tory fest

The Kerryman (North Kerry) - - NEWS - By EVE DOWL­ING Con­tact Dó­nal Nolan dnolan@ker­ry­man.ie 066 7145522

IT’S set to be a mem­o­rable May Bank Hol­i­day week­end for Lis­towel once more as the an­nual colour­ful com­mem­o­ra­tion of all things mil­i­tary gets un­der­way, this time as the re­branded Lis­towel His­tory Fes­ti­val.

For­merly the Lis­towel Mil­i­tary Tat­too, it’s back this year with a pro­gramme choc-ful of fun and in­ter­est for all the fam­ily; bring­ing in the new event this year of the King­dom Comic Fest.

Over the last few weeks the com­mit­tee have been re­leas­ing teasers on so­cial me­dia of what is to be ex­pected of the fun-filled week­end.

The week­end will in­clude, for the first time, a comic book fes­ti­val cel­e­brat­ing movies, TV shows and comic books. Over the past few weeks the pub­lic have got­ten a glimpse of what the week­end will hold.

As well as stalls and ven­dors be­ing present at the event some very fa­mous fig­ures from 70’s and 80’ movies and tv shows will be there. some of these in­clude KIT the fa­mous car from the TV se­ries nightrider, Bal­tar will be send­ing a Cy­lon from Bat­tle Star Galac­tica and a mo­tor­bike from the tv se­ries CHiP’s will be present. The week­end will also in­clude a Band of Brother’s bat­tle re-en­act­ment. The fa­mous A Team van will also be on dis­play over the week­end.

The event that takes place on Sun­day May 6 in The Arms Ho­tel will be part of the Lis­towel His­tory Fes­ti­val on May 4 to 6.

The fes­ti­val is aimed to bring the older gen­er­a­tions and the younger gen­er­a­tions to­gether buy us­ing both war re-en­act­ments and a comic book fes­ti­val.

It is set to be a won­der­ful week­end in Lis­towel and a great way to kick-start the Sum­mer.

Pho­tos by Dom­nick Walsh

ACHTUNG! Lis­towel un­der axis siege in the Mil­i­tary Tat­toos of re­cent years. The big week­end is back with a bang in 2018, now re­branded as the Lis­towel His­tory Fes­ti­val and set to en­com­pass a con­ven­tion cel­e­brat­ing char­ac­ters from Western pop­u­lar...

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