Glenamaddy Summer Festival – something for everyone!

Glenamaddy is gearing up for yet another weekend of Summer Festival action with events due to kick off next Thursday, June 30th and running right through to Sunday evening (July 3rd).

  Thursday’s festivities will start with the ‘Car Treasure Hunt’ at the Community Centre at 7.30 pm with cash prizes for the winners.

  Thursday evening will also see country music legend, Robert Mizzell performing in the heart of Glenamaddy with a spectacular open-air concert. The singer who has had hits with songs such as ‘Day Drinkin’’, ‘Ol’ Frank’, ‘One More Last Chance’ and ‘Little White Line’ is no stranger to these parts and he promises provide another toe-tapping evening of wonderful music that is sure to have you up out of your seat!

  There will also be an on-going BBQ throughout Robert’s performance with tickets on sale for a terrific draw. Prizes on the night include a fantastic 2 nights B&B stay at the Shearwater hotel in Ballinasloe which also includes one evening meal, as well as generous cash prizes. The draw will take place on Sunday evening (July 3rd), tickets cost €5 so be sure to grab one to be in with a chance!

  The fun continues on Friday, July 1st with the hugely popular ‘Drive-in Bingo’ taking place at 7 pm sharp. The jackpot stands at a whopping €1,000 and buses and cars are welcome. There will also be a shop with refreshments available at the Community Centre on Creggs Road and the bingo will be followed by entertainment and craic in all local pubs.

  Saturday (July 2nd) is ‘Market Day’ at Glenamaddy Summer Festival with all stalls invited and free of charge. Stalls will open at 11 am with a Credit Union sponsored children’s pavement art competition taking place on the day. This will be followed by Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann with Irish traditional musicians performing on the Kilkerrin Road at 12 noon. All musicians are of course welcome to this wonderful celebration of music and there will of course be further sessions in local pubs afterwards!

  Still with us? If you have enough energy left by the time Sunday (July 3rd) rolls around then make sure you go along to the Family Fun Day which will be taking place throughout the day. The events start with fun and games for all the family at the GAA pitch beginning at 1.30 pm.

  Forget the Cheltenham Gold Cup, because Glenamaddy is preparing its own ‘Gold Cup’ with a donkey derby set for the off at 5.30 pm in Divilly’s field on Ballymoe Road. There may be no entry fee there will be a tote for the event.

  The highly competitive donkey derby will be followed by yet more entertainment with ‘Kings of Connacht’ performing at 7.30 pm on the Ballymoe Road. Once again there will be entertainment and craic in all local pubs afterwards. Phew!

  Wait, one more thing; Murray’s Amusements will be in Divilly’s car park from Thursday (June 30th) to Sunday (July 3rd) throughout the festival.

  So come along to Glenamaddy’s Summer Festival next weekend where there truly is something for everyone throughout an action packed four days!