Fun continues in Kilbehenny with Potato Festival
The fun continues in Kilbehenny as the potato festival there concludes this Sunday. The festival so far has gone off without a hitch, with one of the highlights being the digging of the potatoes from the community field on Saturday last.
This year's crop yielded some fantastic results and more than 30 people including many families turned up to get involved in the big community event. After the exhausting day, around 70x10kg bags were filled and sold at both Masses over the weekend. Digging will continue right up to the last event to make sure that the humble spud is the star of the show. Potatoes will also be on sale in the community garden over the weekend and at all events.
Some of the most popular events proved to be the geneology workshop on Saturday where people perused old pictures and traced their roots. Equally, the gala day on Sunday was a great success with queues of children waiting their turns for face painting and the bouncy castle.
There are still some exciting events to come to lead into the final day of the festival on Sunday.
Today (Thursday), the Kilbehenny Walking Club have organised a Galtee Castle Walk at 6.45pm and the new wooden footbridge will be officially opened and blessed. There will also be line dancing at 8pm with all kinds of music.
Then on Friday, there will be a children's fancy dress parade starting at Ballinatona Cross at 7.30pm and soap box racing at 8.30pm. it should be noted that entrants must be on site at 7pm for scrutineering for the race start time at 7.45pm.
On Saturday, the clocks will turn back for the 'Village Evening' with street music, Irish dancing and a feast of spuds from 7pm.
The festival will conclude on Sunday with a duck derby in the Mill River at noon, with lots of family fun and monster bingo in the community centre at 8.30pm.
Thursday 15th August 7:04pm