WITH the sun high in the sky, a large number of local families set their sights on the town park in Dingle last Sunday to celebrate a Harvest Picnic in association with Transition Towns Corca Dhuibhne and the Kerry Bike Festival.
About 50 children and parents enjoyed a community picnic in the park, which looks better than it has in years thanks to the efforts of the local Tidy Towns committee, Community Employment Scheme workers and other volunteers.
This event had been postponed earlier in the summer due to poor weather conditions but last Sunday's outing more than made up for it with one of the sunniest days seen in months.
Bike enthusiasts of all walks of life also congregated; among them was Des Whelan and his bike which transforms into a tent. "I have called it a Panzer Wagon," said Des, who has also written a screenplay for a movie with a working title of 'Rommel's Daughter', which is based on the WWII era.
Elsewhere Kerry County Council's Environmental Officer Mícheál Ó Coileáin gave a talk on the goals of Transition Town Corca Dhuibhne before demonstrating how to recycle household waste correctly.
There was plenty more on the menu in the park with fun and games such as competitive daffodil planting, hosted by Risteard MacLiam of Dingle Tidy Towns. Face-painting, the Percy the Penguin mascot from Dingle Oceanworld and sunshine made it a day to remember for the many young families attending.