Bring 'em back for the craic
IF you've got a sister in Sydney, a brother in Boston of a best buddy in Barbados, the people behind Newcastle West's Knight of WestFest are offering you the chance to get them home for free for this year's event.
The festival's ' bring 'em back for the craic' initiative was launched in conjunction with The Gathering 2013, and aims to bring one West Limerick person home to share in the festivities of the 2013 WestFest in September.
If you know someone who would love a dream trip home for free, then be sure to let them know as soon as possible, as the closing date for entries is February 1. All they have to do is explain, in 250 words, where they are and why they believe they deserve the prize, upload a photo of themselves and submit their entry to WestFestNCW@gmail.com.
Ten finalists will be announced on February 8 and these will then go to a public vote for which friends and family will have to rally in support to choose an overall winner. Votes will be cast by ' liking' the applicant's entry on the Knights of WestFest's Facebook page www.facebook.com/pages/The.Knights.of.WestFest.
Over the past two years, the Knights of WestFest has drawn thousands of music fans to the West Limerick town and has become one of the largest festivals of its kind in the mid west.