The Fair Of Fuerty, taking place this Sunday, 22nd of October, is now in its 400th year. The Fair will be held on Sunday at the Fair Green (at Dalton’s Pub) in Fuerty, four miles outside Roscommon town.
The organisers have a great line-up for the day and night, a schedule that will suit young and old.
This year they are once again creating that old-style atmosphere typical of fair days gone by, featuring horses, donkeys, livestock, pigs and fowl and a large selections of shop stalls.
There will be food and a seated area and entertainment for all. The entertainment will include a Western-style party. The marquees will ensure that guests will remain dry if the weather conditions aren’t favourable.
Speaking to the Roscommon People, the organisers said: “Once again this year we want to make this a non-expensive experience for families. Admission is free for everyone. We have a kids’ marquee with free face-painting, free pinita and free competition games with prizes. We also have our Western-style party in the marquee with Romeo the Bull (see how long you can stay on) and music all day and night in Dalton’s pub.”
There will be prizes for best dressed Cowgirl and Cowboy. There will also be prizes for best turned out Horse/Pony of the fair and best turned out rider. There will also be fascinating free displays from a Traditional Tinsmith and old-style Farrier.
It promises be a wonderful day in the great tradition of the Fair of Fuerty – don’t miss it!