the annual Leo Carthy weekend is due to open with a variety concert at 8 p.m. at the community centre of Our Lady's Island on Saturday, on July 30, with a talented and eclectic line-up of performers on the card.
With Alan Corcoran as MC, the entertainers will include Danescastle Music Group, The Temple Ceili Band, Yvette Walsh, George Lawlor, Ciara and Sinead McCoy, Brendan Wickham and Co, Paddy Scallan, Nicola and Martina Keane. There will also be comedy provided by the Ballycogley Players.
Tickets are €10 for adults and €8 for pensioners with free refreshments on the night and there will be a raffle for the Irish Heart Foundation.
Tickets will be available from the coffee shop in the community centre.
On Sunday, events begin with a 6km run. Registration is at 11.30 a.m. and the cost is €10 for adults and €5 for children.
'It's a lovely area in which to have a run,' said the late Leo's son Ger Carthy.
Following the run there will be performances by local artists and musicians with the Drinagh Mummers appearing at 2.15 p.m. followed by Theresa and the Stars and Tony Kehoe, and other talented performers.
It will be a fun-filled day with a bouncy castle, children's entertainment and a barbecue as well as a wide range of stalls.
Ger said he and his family wanted to thank people for their continuing support for the weekend.
All funds raised will go to local organisations and the Irish Heart Foundation.