‘Summer Holiday’ meeting at Kilbeggan Races

CLIFF Richard sang about a Summer Holiday many years ago and next Saturday, August 6 at 5.30pm, Kilbeggan presents its traditional August holiday meeting.

CLIFF Richard sang about a Summer Holiday many years ago and next Saturday, August 6 at 5.30pm, Kilbeggan presents its traditional August holiday meeting.

For many families the summer holidays begin on the first week of August, which is the time for enjoying life together. With all the entertainment at Kilbeggan races this is an opportunity for a great evening out.

Family Day

THE festival of free fun for children includes obstacle course, super slides, bouncing castles, face painting, cartoon characters, karaoke competition, dancing and music games. Admission for adults is €15, student & pensioners €10 with discount for groups. A special family discount package for €25 includes 2 adults and children under 16 are free.

The racing includes the featured Hackett Bookmakers Handicap Chase of €18,500, generously sponsored by Cyril & Monica Hackett, Hackett Bookmakers; the bumper is sponsored by Tom Bermingham sportswear; the Bank House family are again sponsoring the Joe Cooney Memorial Handicap Hurdle in honour of a man who contributed much to the development of Kilbeggan races. The Beginner’s Chase honours the memory of that fine jockey Kieran Kelly who was tragically killed at Kilbeggan.

Best Dressed Lady

THE best dressed competition has become a feature at many events and next Saturday’s meeting features the Littlewood’s Ireland Best Dressed Lady Competition worth €3,000. The winner will receive a €2,000 shopping spree with Littlewood’s Ireland and the 10 finalists will receive a €100 shopping spree. Let’s hope the sun shines to give all the ladies an opportunity to dress for the occasion and maybe win a great prize.

Kilbeggan GAA is staging a major evening at the races including a fundraising event. A draw for 10 prizes with a first prize of €1,000 will take place in the parade ring. Tickets are €20 each and will include admission.