Tallanstown Fair Day drew a good crowd despite unpredictable summer weather

The village was closed off for people to relax and enjoy the many events and various stalls

The village was closed off for people to relax and enjoy the many events and various stalls

Once again the day was organised by Glyde Rangers in conjunction with Tallanstown Tidy Towns and the crowds really enjoyed a real fun day out.

There were plenty of stewards on hand to manage the traffic and make sure the village belonged to the people for the day.

All the proceeds will go to local charities.

The idea for a village fair day came was based on the traditional Patrun Sunday, a time when people gather for the blessing of the graves, meet old friends and neighbours and people they mightn’t have seen for some time.

As Richie Barry commented the patrun was a day when all the people in the community came together before the harvest day.

Since Tallanstown became National Tidy Town champions a lot of people from all over the country have come to see the village for themselves.

“We came up with this idea as we believe it gave people a great opportunity to visit Tallanstown and join in the activities,” Mr Barry said. “We were trying to recreate the scene of the patrun but on a different day.”

Well, this year’s success is another local success story.