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BRIDGESTONE AWARD "Best in Ireland 2011, 2012 and 2013.
Borrisoleigh Festival July 1st and 2nd 2017
This weekend sees the return of the annual Borrisoleigh Festival. There is a packed programme of events with live music in The Square on Saturday night and all day on Sunday.
The festival will be officially opened by the new Mayor, Paddy Dolan followed by All Ireland Scor Sinsear winner Katie Shanahan and friends. 80s Rock band ‘Sleeze n’ Cheeze’ will then take to the stage and have the whole town rockin’ to some of the greatest rock anthems known to man. The Tipperary Rose, Sheila Ryan will be interviewed during the interval.
The inaugural International Wheelbarrow Extravaganza takes place on Sunday. This unique event provides a great opportunity for individuals, businesses and community groups to put their creativity on display. Prizes will be awarded in five categories, Best Floral Display, Best
Homemade Wheelbarrow, Best Use of Recycled Materials, Best Use of Technology and Best Artistic Creation.
For the more active, local walking group, the Bush and Briar Ramblers, have organised a walk. Registration for this walk is at 9am in the Community Centre beside the Church. Bring boots!
Boots of a different kind will be required for the Line Dancing later on! This will be followed by the popular Platform/Social Dancing with Pat Costello. Live music continues all night with Dufrane, The Mangled Badgers and the always popular Ebony.
There will be a Food Fair and BBQ in the Square from 2pm and the kids will be kept busy with bouncy castles, a pet party and a kiddies disco
This festival weekend will be a great start to the Summer. See you there!.
Borrisoleigh Festival 2017 Programme of Events
Saturday 1st July
8.30pm - Official Opening of the Festival by Lord Mayor Paddy Dolan
8.35pm - Music with 2017 All Ireland Scór Sinsear Winner Katie Shanahan & Friends
9.30pm - Live Music with 80s band ‘Sleeze ‘n Cheeze’
10.30pm - Interview with Tipperary Rose, Sheila Ryan, Toomevara,
followed by Sleeze ‘n Cheese
Sunday 2nd July
9am - Bush & Briar Walk.
Registration at 9am in Community Centre (beside the Church). Moderate walk 3-3.5 hours, boots essential.
Music & Entertainment in The Square
12pm - 6.30pm - International Wheelbarrow Extravaganza
1pm -2pm - Ned Kelly Orchestra
2pm-4pm - Line Dancing
4pm - 5.30pm - Platform / Social Dancing with Pat Costello
5.30pm - 6.30pm - Dufrane
6.30pm - 8pm - Mangled Badgers
8pm til late - Ebony
Sunday Children’s Entertainment
2pm - 6pm - Bouncy Castles etc.
2.30pm - 4.30pm - Pet Party
6pm - 7pm Disco (Primary school kids)
BBQ & Food Fair from 2pm