Ballinamore Bridge to revive centuries old hen fair

The Village of Ballinamore Bridge in East Galway once boasted to have one of the oldest Hen Fairs in the West of Ireland. Hughes Bar, the centre piece of the village since the 1840s, have a weekend of activities planned to entertain all the family.

  The bars monthly Trad Session will take place on Friday the 7th of August. Saturday sees the return of the Hen Fair day with Ceili Session and traditional dancing from 8-10pm. David and The Blue Tax will keep the crowd entertained until the early hours with a presentation of cheques to both Galway Hospice and Pieta House from the hugely successful Ladies Night and Bike Run held in the bar in June.

  Sunday holds something for all the family with a barbecue and Bozo the Clown to entertain the kids. We also see a variation of another old tradition revived with an Up the bridge versus Down the bridge tug-of-war competition taking place at 5pm.

  The evening’s entertainment contains Ceili music from Joe Connor and Shillelaghs, the Country Cowboy and an exhibition of Old Footage from By Gone Years. All are welcome to attend.