Now heading into it's seventh year, the annual Leo Carthy Weekend has become a community event fitting of the man whose name it carries.
Having served as an independent county councillor for 49 years, Leo's local community of Our Lady's Island was very dear to his heart and thus is was appropriate that money raised through this year's event was handed out to a whole host of local charities at the community centre last week.
The newly refurbished community hall was at the centre of this year's festival, back in August, hosting performances from the likes of the Danescastle Music Group, Intro, Paddy Scallan, Brendan Wickham and Friends, George Lawlor and the ever popular Ballycogley players to name but a few.
A total of €5,500 was raised this year and was distributed to the Irish Heart Foundation, the RNLI, the local school, the Community Centre, the local crèche Paiste Beag, the Ballycogley Players and St Paul's Athletic Club.
Chairman of the festival Brian Breslin issued a heartfelt thanks to the local community for all its support on the August bank holiday weekend as well as the varied cast of performers who generously gave their time and talents. There was also a special word of thanks to Wexford County Council and a whole host of local sponsors who had made the festival such a great success. The organisers wished everyone involved a Happy Christmas.