DUHALLOW folk have taken to the Gathering with gusto with almost every town and village extending the cead mile failte this summer.
There has been musical concerts, set dancing, and floats through villages since the Gathering took hold. However, there are plenty of more treats in store for people of all ages in Duhallow.
On Saturday, July 20, at Banteer there will a ramble down memory lane, as pictures of the past school days will be on display at the GlenTheatre. Just a few miles away in nearby Newmarket, there will also be a picture display of 'Newmarket in the rare old times.' Here, everything from the days of the horse and cart to black and white school photographs will surely trigger a memory or two.
On Saturday, July 27 at Kanturk there will be food fair on O'Brien street and, in addition, a dog show will take place at Greenane Park at 2.30pm.
On Sunday, July 28 in Kiskeam, the U21 team from 2013 will lace up their boots and play against the U21 team of 1996. Expect some panting and perhaps a questionable tackle or two, but above all, some fun. There will also be a BBQ so players and everyone can kick back with some good food.
On Wednesday, July 31 in Rockchapel, there will be essays written by children in 1938 about Rockchapel, Milleen, Knockanebane and Knockaclarig NS. There won't be a mention of an X-box but more perhaps of a kind of a horsebox.
On Friday, August 2 at Boherbue, there will be a picture display of 'Boherbue through the ages,' from 1900 to the present day. In addition, there will be a genealogy clinic at the hall at 3pm where people will be supported to trace their family tree. On Saturday, August 3, there will be barn dance at the hall in Boherbue.
Then, on Sunday, August 4 in Boherbue, there will be a pagent parade, with the theme, ' Boherbue and the surrounding area through the ages from Druid to modern times.'
This year in Duhallow, the Gathering is being run in conjunction with IRD Duhallow's 'Day of the Regions' promotion, which is a EU-wide series of events.