All the fun of the Festival in Creggs this weekend

Annual Harvest Festival kicks off on Friday

Creggs Harvest Festival gets underway this Friday and there’s something for all the family over the course of the Bank Holiday Weekend, from Black and White Pudding tasting on Monday afternoon, to a parish dance in the local hall on Sunday night and a dog show on Sunday.

Events get underway on Friday evening with a quiz for national school children in Roarke’s Bar. At 8 pm there will be Mass in the Historical Centre followed by the Personality of the Year event.

The local GAA club will benefit from a quiz in Roarke’s on Friday night, so your support would be appreciated. Creggs Karate Club will give a demonstration of their skills in Creggs NS at 1 pm on Saturday.

Afterwards the finals of the National Schools Soccer Tournament take place from 2 pm to 3 pm. That night, the local Tidy Towns group will benefit from a dance in Roarke’s Bar with music by ‘Simply Me’.

Traditional dance enthusiasts will enjoy a Ceili in Kilbegnet Hall with music by Glenside Ceili Band and dancing from 9.30 pm to 12.30 pm.

For many years Maria Mullen was very involved in the organising of the annual dog show at Creggs Harvest Festival and this year there will be a special prize to commemorate her involvement with the event.

A monster auction in aid of Creggs NS will take place on Sunday afternoon. Viewing is from noon and the auction gets underway at 1 pm. There promises to be bargains galore at this event so early viewing is advised.

Younger visitors to the village will hugely enjoy the Children’s Halloween Party Treasure Hunt in the village Wildlife Park which gets underway at 1.30 pm. Y

our support would also be appreciated for the Parish Dance which takes place in Kilbegnet Hall from 10.30 pm to 2 am, subscription €10. Music will be by Seán Brennan and a waltzing competition will also take place on the night.

Monday once again is Country Fair day, featuring the sale of horses, sheep and donkeys. There will be a display of Sean-nós dancing and street entertainment. A craft fair will take place throughout the day in Creggs NS, from noon to 6 pm.

The Connolly Cup and Curley Shield will get underway at noon for U-12 footballers. An innovation at this year’s Festival is the ‘Taste of Pudding Creggs Style’ outside Roarke’s Bar on Monday afternoon when visitors can taste a variety of locally produced black and white puddings and vote for their favourite black and white pudding.

This will take place from 1 pm to 3 pm and is sure to be a favourite with all local foodies. On Monday night local pool enthusiasts will take part in the Glinsk v Creggs pool competition for the Enda Kilcommons trophy.

Throughout the weekend there is something for all ages, whether it’s the Halloween treasure hunt in the wildlife park, the pudding tasting on Monday or the Parish dance on Sunday night, so see you in Creggs over the course of the Bank Holiday Weekend at Creggs Harvest Festival!