Monday 20 January 2020

Harbour's fun weekend

Doireann Brohan, Sophie Ferguson, Ellen Goggin and Caoimhe Hayes
Doireann Brohan, Sophie Ferguson, Ellen Goggin and Caoimhe Hayes
Keira Finney, Elise Cousins, Danielle Finney, Nevin Barry, Gillian Barry, Layla Cousins, Holly Barry, Archie Furlong (celebrating his third birthday), Kate Barry, Savannah Cousins and Eileen Comerford

Anna Hayes

A great weekend was had in Kilrane and Rosslare Harbour as the local KRH Community Group put on another festival of fun and frolics. This year was the seventh festival and, with smashing weather to boost the numbers it did not disappoint.

Bernie Mullen, one of the organisers of the event, said they had a great turnout over the weekend, explaining that the festival was originally started by the Tops group, that subsequently morphed into a local community group. It was initially set up as a way of generating some activity and business in the area and has gone from strength to strength over the years.

The weekend began with a parade on Friday night that featured all of the kids' favourite characters. This was followed by a variety night and a kids' party.

On Saturday, the kids took part in a Treasure Hunt around the village, the beach, the local soccer pitch and the memorial park. It was €2 to take part and their task was to follow a selection of clues to find the final resting place of a treasure chest - which just happened to be being guarded by Bernie, hiding in a bush with a parrot on her shoulder!

'The theme of the weekend was pirates and mermaids which the kids enjoyed. Parents said it was a brilliant, fun event.'

On Sunday, there was a crab fishing competition and the blessing of the boats at the lagoon, followed by the village fair in the Memorial Park for the afternoon.

Bernie said: 'We had live music from Lee and Fitzy, a hog roast, stalls and plenty of entertainment for the kids. It was a lovely, simple, free weekend of family entertainment. All the fun of the fair, as they say.'

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