Monday 11 December 2017

Vintage fashions mark start of Hollywood Fair

Tia Duffy in action at the Hollywood Fair Vintage Fashion Show.
Tia Duffy in action at the Hollywood Fair Vintage Fashion Show.

Myles Buchanan

Vintage fashions dating back to the pre-1950s era took centre stage at a fashion show held in the Hollywood Inn.

The vintage fashion show also marked the start of the Hollywood Fair.

All the models sashaying up the catwalk hail from the local community and seemed to take great satisfaction in displaying some of the wares and garments so popular in by-gone eras.

There was also some live entertainment later in the night.

The King and Queen of the Hollywood Fair will be crowned on Saturday at the Poulaphouca Hotel at 8 p.m..

The fair beings in earnest on August 13 and runs until August 17.

A treasure and scavenger hunt organised by the No Name Club in Hollywood GAA Club takes place from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, August 13. There will be story telling for all age groups in the Ceili House at 8.30 p.m. with Tommy Whittle.

On Thursday, August 14, there will be a set dancing ceili taking place in the GAA Clubhouse with Syl and Liz at 9 p.m.. Admission is €10 and light refreshments will be served.

On Friday, August 15, you can enjoy the Ballymore Drama Society and their presentation of 'Riders to the Sea and Shadow of the Glen' by John M Synge. It takes place in the Hollywood Community Centre at 8 p.m.. There is also music 'From the Hearth' with the Ballymore Singers in the Ceili House from 9.30 p.m. to 11.30 p.m..

On the Saturday, a traditional carvary takes place in the Hollywood Inn at 2 p.m. Those wishing to attend the Latin Mass with a full choir should gather in Tutty's field for 5 p.m. The procession to mass at 5.45 p.m. will be led by two of the oldest residents of Hollywood, Mrs. Susan Tutty and Mr. Bill McDonnell, by pony and trap, vintage car, bicycle or simply by foot. The mass takes place at 6 p.m..

Performers on the main stage on the Saturday include Johnny McNamara and friends, Club Cheoil na Lochlanna and the Music under the Mountains band, ARC, Paul Bradley and Two Guys Live.

From 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. on the Sunday there will be a hand shearing competition, sheep dog trails and a performance by the Ballymore Brass and Reed Band.

The judging of the sheep prize sponsorship money will start at 3 p.m. Other must-see events include tug o war, the final duck race and set dancing with Syl and Liz accompanied by The Brian Ború Ceilí Band. The finale at 8.30 p.m. beings with more Ceoil agus Craic, Breaking Bad (The McEVoy Brothers band) at 9.30 p.m. and Two Guys live at 10.45 p.m..

Other attractions include a steam engine display, vintage bicycles display, an exhibition of old photographs in the community centre, maps showing field names and old homesteads in the community centre, vintage car and tractor displays, a butter and bread making display, craft displays, basket weaving and black smith displays. There will also be a re-enactment of the Irish Great War and World War 1, pre-1950s games, match making, fortune telling and horseshoe throwing.

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