Rain fails to dampen spirits as Fam Fest is great family day out
THE Abbey Grounds in Wicklow town was a hive of activity on Sunday for a fun event aimed toward the whole family.
Fam Fest 2019 followed on from last year’s successful gathering. Even some showery downpours couldn’t dampen spirits as large crowds began gathering right form the 1 p.m. start.
The event acted as a celebration of families of all shapes and sizes. Youngsters were treated to a host of different activities, including a very popular funfair merry go round and face painting.
Kids in attendance also got great enjoyment out of an inflatable obstacle course, gladiator dome and slide.
There was also a puppet show and disco, for those children who still had plenty of energy left.
Hot food, refreshments and ice cream were also available. Wicklow Fire Services carried out a demonstration on how a chip pan fire can get completely out of control. The advice was to always use a fire blanket and leave the chip pan for half an hour.
There was also plenty of live music, including a performance from The Palominos. Wicklow RNLI had a stand at the festival, while their mascot ‘Stormy Stan’ did the rounds handing out RNLI mementos.
Earlier in the morning the Abbey Grounds was also the backdrop for the annual outdoor summer mass.
Susan Martin, Ann O’Rourke and Sheila Hennessy.
‘Palominos’ performing at Fam Fest at the Abbey Grounds in Wicklow Town.
People sheltering from a rain shower.
Santigio Balbontin, Stormy and Bernie Garrett from Wicklow RNLI
Ruby McSorley, Chef Paul Smith and his daughter Abi Smith
Audrey Bowen and Kathleen Cosgrave.