Crawley Irish Festival

Crawley Irish Festival, Southgate Playing Fields – August 24th 2008 from 12pm

Come and visit us at the Carlow stall. We have always had a close relationship with Crawley and this year’s event will be the 13th Annual Festival and is planned as the biggest one yet with two live music stages, an Irish Dance Stage, Set-Dancing and Ceili Marquee, GAA sports, free children’s entertainment and great craic for the family. The Festival is featuring heavily on the younger element of the community with a special children’s entertainment marquee involving games, song and story with particular emphasis on Irish traditions and folklore.

In addition, sport and cultural identity are each featured prominently with GAA Tug-a-war, a funfair,various food and craft stalls and displays with the added attraction of a licensed beer tent. The Crawley Irish Festival is the most diverse event of its kind in the UK with content that will appeal to all. All proceeds will enhance future events and promote culture. Following on from the festival’s success in 2007 the Society now organise Irish Language classes and from the success of the recent Crawley
Fleadh, GAA coaching is now being introduced into both primary and secondary schools in the town.

Plans are also being put in place for musical workshops and talks on various aspects of our Irish Culture at various venues over the coming 12 months. The festival attracts some 8,000 people for the Sunday of the August Bank Holiday.

Entry just £5 for adults and children go free. Get set to paint the town green and enjoy the craic at Crawley.

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