Martin Codd festival will see craic and music in Rathnure

Published 02/08/2014 | 00:00

At the launch of the festival. Back: Katie Codd, John Codd, Rathnure GAA Club chairman Mike Reddy, Siobhan Byrne, Martin Codd and Anthony O’Connell. Front: Callum O’Connell, Luke Codd, Robbie Codd, Austin Codd, Mikey Codd and Shane Barron
At the launch of the festival. Back: Katie Codd, John Codd, Rathnure GAA Club chairman Mike Reddy, Siobhan Byrne, Martin Codd and Anthony O’Connell. Front: Callum O’Connell, Luke Codd, Robbie Codd, Austin Codd, Mikey Codd and Shane Barron

ENTERTAINMENT aplenty is in store in Rathnure over the Bank Holiday weekend as the 'Martin Codd Festival' is promoted by the parish GAA club.

The late Martin Codd is remembered not only as a hurler but as a musician, and his passions are reflected in the programme, with top dance band Gina & The Champions due to play in the John Kelly Hall on Friday night.

The hall once more provides the venue on Saturday evening as musicians, singers and comedians, most of whom shared a stage with Martin over the years, present a programme of entertainment.

The line-up includes members of The Herdsmen, the Codd Family group and the Bannow Boys, with the addition of sketches and comedy by a mixture of local artists and special guests.

On Sunday, the action switches out of doors for a field day with sideshows including a hurling skills triathlon, skittles, find the treasure and arm wrestling. The fun in the field is followed by a barbecue at Conran's with music.

On Monday, festival goers will follow the route of the old Mountain Sunday tradition with Everest climber Frank Nugent, walking along the Blackstairs.

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