The countdown is on for ten day Táin Summer Festival kicking off on Saturday June 9th

The festival promises to offer something for everyone and will feature the Táin March, Jedward live in Market Square, local musicians and the Euro 2012 matches on the big screen at Market Square

The festival promises to offer something for everyone and will feature the Táin March, Jedward live in Market Square, local musicians and the Euro 2012 matches on the big screen at Market Square

The final list of sponsors, headed by Prometri, will be unveiled over the next week, as is the full ten day programme of events.

The arrival of the Táin March into Dundalk on Saturday 9 June will herald the start of the towns celebrations.

The March leaves Ardee on Friday 8 June and will its way to Knockbridge before starting off the next morning and making its way to Dundalk en route to Carlingford.

Táin March events in Dundalk includes an Iron Age Encampment, a Cuchulainn competition and a Táin drama re-enactment, followed by a FREE open air concert featuring Kila.

Everyone will be encouraged to dress up in Táin period costume to  join the march or to welcome it to town. A brochure explaining the epic has been circulated amongst local primary schools.

“We want to give everyone the opportunity to take part in the Táin March,” said Tim Mullins, “be it for a few metres or a few miles. The additional activities in Dundalk will add so much to the atmosphere of the March and we are all really looking forward to arriving into the Market Square.

“Tickets for Jedward are selling fast since they went on general release on Friday last with queues forming outside Dundalk Town Hall. Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, Dundalk, Carrolls Bookshop, Park Street and Dundalk Town Hall.

Ireland’s Euro 2012 matches will be broadcast live and free on the big screen at the Market Square. For safety reasons admission will be ticket only.