BALLYLANDERS PATTERN FESTIVAL HAD TURNOVER OF 70,000
Indicating the scale of the event, it has emerged that the Pattern festival in Ballylanders had a turnover of €70,000 this year.
Costing €30,000 to stage, all the funds raised at the Pattern will be used in the construction of the village park and for future development of the GAA grounds.
Speaking to The Avondhu, Pa Meade, a leading member of the organising committee, said, “We had a turnover this year of just over €70,000. The Ballylanders Pattern Festival could not take place if it was not for all the hard work of the people of Ballylanders. All the work is done on a voluntary basis and it is only because of this and the goodwill of our community that we are able to put on such a fantastic event year after year.”
The festival may be over for another year but plans are already underway for an even bigger and better event in 2011. Over 4,000 people attended the Pattern this year with the highlight of the weekend, The High Kings in the marquee attracting over 700 music fans on Thursday night, August 12.
“We received an email from the High Kings after the show and they said it was one of the best concerts they have played. They said that they were delighted with Ballylanders and the response from people that came to see them,” Pa Meade added.
“This year’s Pattern may have been a great success but we are now looking forward to next year and plans are already being drawn up. I want to thank everybody who worked so hard to make our festival so popular and I know we can count on the people of Ballylanders again for 2011,” Pa concluded.
Thursday 19th August 6:55pm