Third annual Leo Carthy weekend taking place
THE third annual Leo Carthy weekend is due to take place in his home turf of Our Lady's Island on the August Bank Holiday weekend.
The weekend will be a celebration of traditional music and song in memory of a man who gave so much to music and cultural life in Wexford and beyond.
The festival has gone from strength-to-strength since its inception in 2013. The proceeds have gone towards the funding of a music programme in the local primary school, and to support the great work of the Irish Heart Foundation.
The programme of events will begin on Saturday, August 1, with an opening night Variety concert in Our Ladys Island Community Hall from 8.30 p.m. MC will be radio personality Alan Corcoran with the entertainment including Danescastle Music Group, The Temple Michael Ceili Band, Yvette Walsh, Paula and Martin Keane, Jackie an Emma Sutherland, OLI Primary school group, Paddy Scallan, and comedy with the Ballycogley players
Admission is €10 and €8 for pensioners with free refreshments on the night.
At 1.30 p.m. on Sunday (August 2) there will be a 6km Fun Run. All are welcome to run, or walk the scenic route. Registration is €10 with free refreshments.
At 2 p.m. live music begins on the open air stage with the legendary Theresa and the Stars. The music continues all afternoon through to 7 p.m. with numerous well known local artists. There will be kids entertainment with bouncy castle and obstacle course, face painting, a duck race, and a Wexford Kayak Safari. Other attractions include craft stalls, a barbecue, tea and refreshments
So head along and enjoy a great weekend's entertainment, support two great causes and honour the memory of the man.