1st & 2nd July 2017



International Wheelbarrow Extravaganza at Borrisoleigh Festival July 1st & 2nd

International Wheelbarrow Extravaganza at Borrisoleigh Festival July 1st & 2nd

The inaugural International Wheelbarrow Extravaganza will feature at this years Borrisoleigh Festival which takes place on July 1st and 2nd. The competition is open to everyone to submit their modified wheelbarrows to be in with a chance to win some great prizes. Your imagination is the only limiting factor in this unique competition!
There are five categories in which you could have a chance to win:- Best Homemade Wheelbarrow, Best Floral Display, Best Use of Recycled Materials, Best Use of Technology and Best Artistic Creation.
The wheelbarrows must meet the eligibilty criteria of having one single wheel at the front and two supporting legs and two handles at the rear and be capable of being moved by one person.
There is fantastic scope for individuals, community groups and businesses to come up with their own unique designs, decorations and modifications. Whether you want to make a wheelbarrow from old pallets, show off your prize begonias, decorate in your club colours or add solar panels and gadget charging stations to your wheelbarrow, the choice is up to you and the fame and glory is yours for the taking!
The wheelbarrows will be on display to the general public on Sunday 2nd July when the judging will also take place.
There will of course be plenty for everyone at the festival with Line Dancing, Kiddies Disco, Guided Mountain Walks and live music in The Square to name but a few. There are stalls available for the Food Fair on Sunday 2nd July. If you are interested in selling your produce contact Fiona on 087-2169150. Likewise any businesses wishing to sponsor any of the events and have your banner displayed alongside please phone the number above.
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 Cheese’

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

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

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