Please find below some details of exciting events that are taking place in Bandon over the next few days:
The attention switches this Saturday 20th November to South Main Street for the Bandon Together Lets Celebrate Street Festival. The morning will begin with The Farmers Market operating from the carpark off Bridge Lane (opposite ACC). South Main Street will then be closed off to allow a community day of entertainment.
The Sam Maguire trophy will arrive around 1.00pm in an open top vintage car carried by several of Corks winning team. A premises on Pearse Street will give children and adults the opportunity to take some photographs, to hold the Sam Maguire and to meet some members of the All-Ireland winning team. Musicians, BBQs, face painting and Family fun events set up along South Main Street will create a festival atmosphere. A dunking station where well known Bandon people will sit precariously over a water tank, at the mercy of participants accuracy aiming to hit a target. Another game allows participants to test their accuracy at soccer/football. Other games will include giant jenga, giant operation and ‘ buzz off’.
PARADE OF CHAMPIONS:
At 3.00pm a parade will take place lead by the Bandon Piped band and including Special Olympic athletes Conor O’Dwyer, Ronan Desmond and Liam Buckley, representatives from Bandon Golf Club with the Mens’ All Ireland Senior Golf Cup and Ladies All-Ireland Challenge Cup, All Ireland Road Bowling champion Raymond Ryan, All Ireland winning athletes Patrick and Laura McSweeney, All-Ireland rowing champion David Duggan, Patricia Donegan who represented Ireland in the World Equestrian Games, Bandon U-16 County hurling and football champions, Bandon U17 South Munster League rugby champions, Ladies U-12 football County Champions and others.
It will be an opportunity for the Bandon community to acknowledge the fantastic achievements of Bandon’s teams and competitors. These champions will be followed by vintage cars and tractors with a very special guest from the North Pole.
At 4.30pm a fun sumo wrestling competition between competitors from a number of local clubs is sure to generate plenty of laughter and applause.
At 5pm the winners of the local schools painting competition will be announced with prizes for the overall winner in each age category and a special surprise overall prize will be drawn from all of the competing finalists.
Later in the evening Theo Dorgan will be giving a poetry reading at 8pm in the Allen Institute.
This will be a positive community family day and we invite all of the Bandon community to come along and participate and enjoy the day.
TIMETABLE – SATURDAY 20 NOVEMBER
9am – 1.30pm Bandon Farmers’ Market at Bridge Lane (car park opposite ACC)
1.00pm Sam Maguire All-Ireland trophy and Several Cork Players arrive in open top car
1.00pm – 2.30pm Meet the players & take your photograph with the Sam Maguire Trophy
3pm PARADE OF CHAMPIONS – Winning teams and athletes parade followed by vintage car and tractors
2.00 pm – 5pm
Family fun events along South Main Street: Dunk tank, Giant Jenga, Football shootout, giant connect 4 and others
A chance to give some local characters a swim in the tank
Musicians on South Main Street
BBQ on South Main Street proived by Martin Careys and Dan Moloneys
4.30pm The Bandon Sumo Wrestling Royal Rumble – local competitors
5.00pm Announcement of Winners of Children’s painting competition
8pm Theo Dorgan Poetry reading – Allen Institute
Keep an eye for other details posted locally.
If youn have any questions or queries – Contact Frank on 086 8338663