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Sunday 19 November 2017

Slí Eile Summer Festival

This year's Slí Eile Summer Festival will take place on Sunday July 30th and there promises to be something for everyone.

Slí Eile is well known in North Cork for the work it does to promote mental health recovery and its Summer Festival provides an annual dose of fun to help everybody feel great!

The Summer Festival will be held in the beautiful grounds of Burton Park in Churchtown, where Slí Eile has its 50-acre certified organic beef farm, market garden and dairy.

Attractions on the day will include the New Orleans-style Speakeasy Jazz Band and the Charleville Brass and Reed Band, as well as other musical acts. There will also be a range of craft and food stalls and the sale of quality products from Slí Eile's farm and traditional bakery. Delicious barbecue food will be available as will teas/coffees, cakes, confectionary and ice-creams will be served in the Courtyard Café.

For children, there will be a bouncy castle, a slide, two obstacle courses and face-painting - all free of charge. Games and archery will be organised for people of all ages. This year there will again be a display of army vehicles. Tours of historic Burton Park House will be available and a raffle will be held, with prizes including a 2-night stay at the Breaffy House Hotel in Castlebar.

Alongside the Summer Festival will be the annual Slí Eile Mud Run, which will take intrepid runners over an exciting 5km course through the Burton Park estate. The Festival will commence at 1.00pm and finish at 5.00pm. Admission will be €5 per adult, with kids going free.

Corkman

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