The Ardee Turfman Festival committee is getting ready to organise yet another great Ardee Turfman Festival which will take place over the August bank holiday weekend. The festival now in its fifth year has gone from strength to strength and the festival committee is now looking for more people with innovative ideas to help with the upcoming festival.
The first meeting of the festival committee will take place this Tuesday 18 June at The Ferdia Arms in Ardee.
The Ardee Turfman Festival was launched in 2009 and has boasted ever growing festival weekends over the course of the August bank holiday weekend. The aim of the Turfman Festival is to entertain and excite the local community as well as showcase what exactly it is that the small town has to offer.
The festival committee consists of chairpersons Hughie O’Neill and Frank Lynch, Festival PRO Rebekah Bannon, Event Co-ordinator Liam Mullane, Treasurer Paul Wheatly, Tom Muldoon and Jim McManus.
If you or someone you know would be interested in helping the committee create an even more memorable festival this year for friends and family alike contact Rebekah Bannon at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ardee Traders will be hoping that this bank holiday Turfman Festival will get people out spending and boost the local economy.
The town will be buzzing with festival fever when the fifth Ardee Turfman Festival gets underway.
There will be art exhibitions by adults and children, historical tours, charity fun run,
Ardee Historical Society have held very successful mystery bus tours. The historical society have conducted full guided tours of the Castle.
As usual there should be market stalls all day and you can also enjoy a family picnic at the Fairgreen if the Ardee Concert Band perform their proms in the park which has been so successful in the past festivals.
A festival brochure giving a list of events has been a huge hit in the past.
The committee has been very grateful to McCabe’s for allowing them to use their old showroom facilities to promote the festival in previous years.
Thanks also to the local gardai who are always a great help.
This is a wonderful weekend organised by a small group of dedicated volunteers. So if you can help they would be glad to hear from you.