All set for carnival in Donoughmore

Published 19/07/2014 | 12:00

THE stage is set for the annual Donoughmore Carnival which kicks off this Thursday night and runs until Sunday week.

The long running and ever evolving festival has a host of new events this year and concludes next week with a special bonus Legend of Luke Kelly concert.

New innovations to the festival this year include 'The Fittest Four' competition, sponsored by Juliet Murphy Health and Fitness Club, with a first prize of €400.

Also new this year is a jujitsu and children's acrobatics demonstration; teddy bears' picnic with Cork Music Club and a contractors tug of war competition.

And, of course, there's the established festival favourites, such as the Donoughmore 7 road race, bingo bonanza (where the jackpot must be won) and inter-townland tug of war. Do note that the Inter-townland Tug of War has been rescheduled from Thursday night to Friday night. It will be held with the Ladies and Primary School Tug of War competitions. Starting from 8.30pm.

Meanwhile, McCormack's Amusements will provide the funfair throughout.

The juvenile soccer tournament is set to take place on Saturday, July 19 in Stuake. It's open to primary school children, aged 7-12 years and registration is at 6.30pm.

The main event of Donoughmore Carnival is the day long festivities on the Sunday, where attractions include a farmers' market, Munster Tug of War Championship, novelty dog show, Timed Loom Band competition, sheaf tossing, bonny baby competition and many many more.

The evening concludes with a BYOB open mike singing night. Normally this would bring proceedings to a close but, as a special extra event, The Legend of Luke Kelly will perform a once off concert to wrap things up in style this year.

Tickets are available online, using the link at the top of the carnival facebook page, in the local pubs and shops in Donoughmore, in The Farm, Grenagh, The Castle Hotel, Macroom and by phoning John on 0876040653.

For more information see Donoughmore Carnival on facebook or contact (087)7415878.

Corkman

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