Her­itage Day a hit dur­ing Carnew’s coun­try fes­ti­val

Wicklow People (West Edition) - - PICTURES - By CATHY LEE

FAM­ILY FUN and her­itage were cel­e­brated at the Carnew Her­itage Day which brought to­gether traditions of the past to a new au­di­ence which was in­deed very well re­ceived.

A key event as part of the three day Gar­den County Coun­try Fes­ti­val, Carnew Her­itage Day was or­gan­ised by the Carnew Her­itage Club, which was founded in 2005, and all mem­bers were de­lighted with this year’s turn out.

‘It’s grow­ing ev­ery year since we set up the club and last year it grew into the three day week­end as the event got that bit big­ger,’ said Kevin McEvoy of the club.

‘Peo­ple came out to see the old farm­ing traditions and skills, how it was all done about fifty years ago or so. But dur­ing the day we had mu­sic as part of the fes­ti­val, and coun­try singer Derek Ryan was a big it at the big top mar­quee.

‘Carnew Her­itage Club want to say a big thank you to the landown­ers and all the vol­un­teers who made the event a suc­cess. We are al al­ready look­ing for­ward to next year,’ said Kevin.

There was a lot of va­ri­ety to be seen through­out the stalls dur­ing the day as well as fun park amuse­ments which were en­joyed by all ages.

Trac­tor pulling took place as well as vin­tage dis­plays, with clas­sic and vin­tage cars out in force on the day also.

En­ter­tain­ment over the week­end in­cluded Theresa and the Stars, Danc­ing with De­clan as well as Barry Kir­wan and Lee Matthews, and a teenage disco for the younger gen­er­a­tion.

Paul and Marie Potig­nano with their chil­dren Sophie, Cil­lian and Maeve.

Michael Fo­ley, Nicky Sin­nott, Jim Kee­gan and PJ Treacy.

Wil­liam Lev­ing­stone with his son Luke.

John Ka­vanagh, Denis Kil­bride and Mick Simp­son pic­tured be­side a Lyka Mo­bile.

John and He­len Kennedy with Jonathan Gra­ham.

Colin, Daniel and Emily Lawrence.

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