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Thursday 27 August 2015

Hats off to them!

SHEILA FITZGERALD

Published 09/08/2014 | 00:00

Locals Mary O’Connor and Eileen Houlihan ran the Puppet Theatre which was a huge hit with the children at Boherbue Summer Festival
Locals Mary O’Connor and Eileen Houlihan ran the Puppet Theatre which was a huge hit with the children at Boherbue Summer Festival

HATS off to all those who donned all manner of weird and wonderful headgear for the Boherbue Summer Festival Day to celebrate the theme of this year's event which was The Mad Hatter's Tea Party.

Indeed, the manicured GAA grounds mimicked the catwalk at Philip Tracey's Spring/Summer collection launch for colour, creativity, and style.

Irene Ryan, Eileen Aherne, Marie Casey, and Sarah Patterson, who were serving up some delicious home made lemonade, were attired in Downton Abbey style hats while other people's St. Patrick's and Easter Bonnets had morphed into green, summery, leafy creations.

Frank O'Sullivan sported a striking patchwork tea cosy on his head with an intriguing question mark?, while Dr. Mary Joyce Leader wore a stove pipe hat adorned with seasonal flowers.

Meanwhile, Ger Ryan, Tadhgie Breen, Frank O'Sullivan, Brid Lenihan, and Jerome Casey who were on barbeque duty were all attired in pristine white chef's outfits.

The puppet theatre, which was manned by Eileen Houlihan and Mary O'Connor, had the children spellbound, while the St. Nicholas Brass Band from Carrigaline and various local artists entertained throughout the afternoon.

People were invited to guess the weight of the prize winning bull, Gorteragh Gladiator, who was the centre of attention, as were those who pitted their skills in the boxing ring, the sports, and penalty shoot out.

Mickey and Minnie Mouse mingled with the guests, and members of Macra were on hand with some fun competitions. A sun drenched afternoon, and plenty of food and fun made for an ideal recipe for yet another successful Boherbue Summer Festival.

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