Sunday 19 November 2017

Swords Summer Festival will be bigger and better than ever

Swords Summer Festival 2017 is fast approaching and the four-day event promises to be bigger and better than ever.

Running from July 20 to 23, the Fingal Events team have put together a programme to suit all tastes with lots of free family entertainment as well as music, drama, history, and of course the Fingal 10K with more than 4000 runners.

This year's festival kicks on Thursday with a performance of The Promise Musical Drama in Swords Castle.

The Promise is a romantic musical drama inspired by the events of the Irish Rebellion of 1798 .

Friday will see the return of the Swords Lions Club fundraiser, this year featuring the Rat Pack live in the marquee in Swords Castle at 8pm, tickets €25.

Saturday is the Swords Massive Day out. As the name says, this is a massive day out for all the family with Main Street family entertainment and Swords Town Park Fairground and Swords Castle Marquee madness Main Street Stage all from 12pm as well as Living history in the Castle with a traditional market fayre.

From 6pm to 10pm, there will be top class music performed, headlined by Interskalactic.

The prestigious Fingal 10k takes place and over 4000 runners will race through Swords north finishing outside Swords Castle on Sunday.

This will be followed by a huge puppet and magic show at 2pm in the Castle marquee.

Paul Reid, Chief Executive of Fingal County Council said: 'Following on from last year's amazingly successful event I am really looking forward to this year's expanded festival. Events such as this are a great opportunity for the Fingal community to come together and enjoy entertainment for all the family, as well as being of huge value to the local economy.'

Mayor of Fingal Cllr. Mary McCamley said: 'This festival offers great entertainment, whether it's the ever popular bouncy castles and puppet show to keep the children happy or the excellent music, food fare and living history for adults, there is something for every taste. I would encourage everyone to come along.'

Fingal Independent

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