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Clady to host its first ever community festival

Thursday, 12 July 2018

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CLADY is to host its first ever festival later this month.
Taking place on July 28 and 29, Clady Cross-Community Festival will see a packed weekend of fun activities for all the family to enjoy.
The festival was officially launched on Monday evening by Tom Henderson, elder of Urney Presbyterian Church and Rev Michael Porter, parish priest of Urney and Castlefinn.
They joined the officers and committee of Clady Cross-Community Development Association who are hosting the festival.
Each evening will conclude with music and dancing in the marquee to several local groups. A full bar will be available.
Among the highlights of the weekend's entertainment on the Saturday morning will be a 10K run/jog and a 5K family fun walk around the scenic Finn Valley area.
Entry for adults is 12/15 euro, family for 20, under-16 5 and walkers 5. Registration is at 9.30am with the race starting at 11am with category prizes and chip timing.
Also included in the afternoon will be the second annual fun-filled Soap Box Derby around the village beginning at 3pm on the Tullymoan Road at 3pm. Entry is 10.
Music will then be provided in the marquee at 8pm by Ryan Hegarty, 'Rockin Red' from 9pm to 11pm and 'The Mad Arabs' from 11pm to 1am. The event is strictly over 18. Tickets are limited and cost 5.
On the Sunday, a fancy dress parade (for all ages) at 1pm will proceed to the Cutt Park for the opening a traditional sports and family fun day.
The programme from 2pm to 5pm will include the usual activities namely three-legged, wheelbarrow, sack and egg and spoon races together with many more novelty events plus fun and games for all the family such as 'Throw the Wellie' and inflatables.
For adults the main attractions will be the 'Parish Championship Mile' and the tug-of-war.
An additional highlight will be 'The Clady Crufts' dog show with everyone a winner.
Again, there will be music in the marquee from 8.30pm by T-Junction and from 11am to 1am by The Wailin Banshees. Limited tickets costing 10 will be available.

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