Major events in Lanesboro and Ballyleague!

Within the next four weeks visitors from all over the world will be in Lanesboro and Ballyleague for two major events that will put the town on the map for years to come.

  The World Predator Boat Fishing Championships will take place in the Shannonside town from October 5th-10th, with 200 anglers from 16 European countries arriving at Ballyleague marina to stay in the county – and then there’s a spectacular line-up of celebrity chefs and food producers for the Taste of the Lakelands Food Festival on Friday, October 7th and Saturday, October 8th when 2000 visitors are expected in the food show in the marquee behind the parish hall in Lanesboro. There’s a real buzz already around the town about these events with some anglers from Poland, UK, Hungary and Russian visiting the shannonside town already to prepare for the fishing this week.

  On Wednesday night, September 21st, the organisers of both events will stage a special community launch night in St. Mary’s Hall beside the bridge in Lanesboro with all local residents, representatives of all local community groups and the traders and business owners of the area invited to come along. 

  For more information speak to Liam or Helen at 043-3321734 or email: tasteofthelakelands@gmail.com