Countdown to Glenamaddy Summer Festival

Glenamaddy Summer Festival takes place next week, from July 4th to July 7th inclusive – and this year, the organisers have gone big! With a fantastic line-up of the most popular bands on the scene right now, this year’s festival is sure to be top-tier, and is definitely not one to be missed!

Thursday, July 4

It all kicks off on Thursday, July 4th, with the Tumbling Paddies set to perform an exciting opening show, suitable for audience members of all ages. U-18s, families and children are all welcome to this event, taking place at the festival marquee at Divilly’s Welcome Inn. The cover charge at the door is €5 per person, and the performance begins at 5.45 pm sharp!

Later that day at 8.30 pm, the up and coming Jack Reilly will take the stage, followed by the Tumbling Paddies once again – this time performing an over-18s event, with bar facilities on offer. Tickets for this event are currently available on Eventbrite.

Friday, July 5 

The next day, Friday, July 5th, will see the Car Treasure Hunt take place – a great festival tradition in Glenamaddy and a real source of family fun! The event (which is like a regular treasure hunt, only participants use their cars to get around and follow clues) costs just €20 per car to enter, and there is no need for local knowledge in order to compete!

The hunt starts from Glenamaddy Community Centre and takes approximately an hour (or less) to complete. Cash prizes will be given out for the most successful.

Later that evening at 8.30 pm, the night’s entertainment will kick off with a performance from the three-piece band Rough and Ready. Their performance will be followed by hugely-popular Irish musician David James, live at the festival marquee! Tickets will be available at the door.

Saturday, July 6

On Saturday, July 6th, the children’s disco with DJ Ollie will take place from 2 pm to 4 pm at the Glenamaddy Community Centre.

Later that evening at 8.30 pm, Rough and Ready will return again, followed by another huge name in Irish music, Mike Denver, live at the festival marquee! Tickets will be available at the door.

Sunday, July 7

The last day of the festival, the Sunday Fun Day on July 7th, starts with a host of fun family attractions at Collins Park/Playground from 1-3 pm. This will be followed by the novelty horse racing event at shortly after 4 pm.

Following the horse racing, there will music on the street, performed by two-piece band The CDs. They will be followed by the fabulous Claudia Buckley, another massive name on the Irish music circuit, performing live at the festival marquee and closing out the festival weekend with a bang!

This performance will be a fundraiser for BUMBLEance in conjunction with Glenamaddy Tractor and Truck Run (also in aid of the charity), and tickets will be available at the door.

In addition to all of the above, Festival Thrill Amusements will be in town all weekend, and live music will be performed in local bars nightly!

Glenamaddy Summer Festival is sure to be an exciting weekend of entertainment, so don’t miss out!