Lough Boora to host Offaly's 'Big Hello' family event

Justin Kelly

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Lough Boora to host Offaly's 'Big Hello' family event

Lough Boora to host Offaly's 'Big Hello' family event

Lough Boora is gearing up to host Offaly 'Big Hello' event as part of a wider initiative announced Minister for Rural and Community Development, Mr Michael Ring, last September.

At that time, the minister announced the launch of a National Community Event, The Big Hello, to be held for the first time over the May Bank Holiday weekend, 2019.

Offaly County Council has organised ‘The Big Hello!’ at Lough Boora Discovery Park on Sunday, May 5, from 11-4pm. The event is a celebration of the great spirit of community that exists across the country and an effort to help people who share communities come together, get to know each other and deepen the sense of community in their area. 

It will bring people together for a day of fun activities, music, food and games! Visitors can have a go at Tug of War, Wellie Throwing or test their stamina with the Skipping Challenge.

The children will enjoy some face-painting, arts and crafts and much more! Local musicians Paddy Buckley, Diarmuid Guinan and Liz Corrigan will provide entertainment alongside Ballyboy Comhaltas at the Pavillion.

Workshops will include Junk Drumming, drawing inspired by nature and a basket weaving demonstration. Local food producers and vendors will be setting up stalls to tempt the tastebuds! Entry is free and all are welcome!

There are many wonderful communities coming together all over the county to celebrate ‘The Big Hello’ on the May Bank Holiday Weekend, so be sure to join your local community event or visit Lough Boora to enjoy all it has to offer.