Heritage Day a hit during Carnew’s country festival
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.