First Killyon Threshing Festival in 50 years

THE first Killyon Threshing Festival in fifty years and Barn Dance will take place on Saturday October 8.

THE first Killyon Threshing Festival in fifty years and Barn Dance will take place on Saturday October 8.

The festival will include a wide range of entertainment for all the family including, model farms, pillow fights, sheaf pitching, tug-o-war, wellie throwing, guess how many sods of turf on the kart, milking a cow, kick ups, sports and much more.

The threshing machine, steam engine and vintage cars, tractors and machinery will be on display. There will also be stalls selling local homemade produce, and fresh vegetables. If anyone wishes to take part in a “Bring and Buy” you are more than welcome. You can enjoy some roasted pig and traditional col-canon.

This is a great family day out, not to be missed, from 2 to 5pm, in Hanrahan’s Field Killyon. Enrty is €5 and children are free. So come along and enjoy the fun.

Later that evening, Rock on Paddy will Kick off the barn dance followed by the very popular band Lose Connection and the festivities will continue from 9.30 until late. Entry to the Barn Dance is only €10.

All proceeds in aid of local charity Street Wise, who are currently building an Education Centre in South Africa. All support greatly appreciated.