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CRIUNNIÚ AN FHÓMHAIR 2013

On behalf of the Gathering Committee, we would like to thank each and everyone who were instrumental in ensuring a successful weekend of 12th/13th October. To our sponsors John Ward & Sons, Blessington Credit Union, Blessington Bookstore, Apache Pizza, Mick Bealins Pub. Without your help the event would not have happened. Congratulations to Barry Hamilton and Baltinglass / Blessington Day Care for a most entertaining and enjoyable Concert on the Saturday night.

Well done to all.
Nuala Cashin


EVENTS:

Among the events planned for the festival are:

Traditional Food Tasting
West Wicklow House will host traditional food tasting on Friday 11th and Saturday 12th.
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Jazz Performance
Kilbride & Lakeside Jazz Band will perform in the Library @ 12.00 noon on Saturday 12th.
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Traditional afternoon of music and dance
On Sunday 13th, Murphy's pub will host an afternoon of traditional music and dance.
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'Where's Wally - Blessington style Competition' - on Saturday 12th.  

This is a competition for 5 - 14 year olds.  All children for this event must register at the festival office, which will be situated in the square, on the morning of the event.Wearing Wally gear is a must!

Our thanks to the following shops who have agreed to facilitate us: Centra, Cottage Garden, Blessington Pharmacy, Kenny's Kitchen, Euro Village, and Blessington Library.

This event is been kindly sponsored by Janet Hawkins - Bllessington Bookshop.






Bring & Swap A Book

On Sunday 13th, we are having a 'Bring a Book, Swap a Book' event in the Blessington Bookshop.
Again, our thanks are extended to Janet Hawkins.


Busking Competition

We are having a busking  competition on Saturday 12th and this event has been kindly sponsored by the Credit Union, putting up a €100.00 prize fund. The presentation of prizes for the busking  competition will be held in d'Caf Youth Cafe @ 8.00pm. Bealin's Pub will provide a meal for two for the winners.

Application forms and Rules & Regulations are available in Blessington  Credit Union.

This event is open to all ages.

Application form for the Busking Confirmation can be downloaded here .


Old prints to canvas

Blessington Pharmacy have kindly agreed to sponsor copies of old prints put onto canvas and these will be sold for a local charity.  
Our thanks are extended to Killian McGreal.



Pompom Bombing!

We are 'Pompom Bombing' the town for the weekend so ..... we need wool - lots of wool - to make pompoms  in as many colours as possible. LET'S DECORATE OUR TOWN!!!

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Historical Walk

Aidan Cruise has kindly agreed to lead an historical walk of the town and no better person to do so.

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Farmer’s Market

An Outdoor Farmer's Market will take place on Sunday 13th October

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Variety Concert

On Saturday 12th, there will be a variety concert held in aid of Blessington and Baltinglass Day Care.  This concert will take place in the Tramway Theatre.  Tickets are €12.00 and can be obtained by phoning 087 293 4806 or 087 919 5991.
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Local entertainment

The local pubs are coming on board with us providing entertainment for the weekend – again, details will be posted.

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Updates

Lots more events are planned for the two days.  We will update this page as events are finalised.


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