Castleblayney Town will host this much anticipated event this Saturday 26th September.
The town will once again be transported back to the early 1900’s, recreating a Fair similar to that of what would have taken place in towns across Ireland for hundreds of years. On the day the scene will be recreated through all manner of props, costumes, photographs, period clothing and a sprinkling of nostalgia from interesting tales of the good old days!
This is a day not to be missed, as it provides the people of Castleblayney with the opportunity to reminisce or indeed learn about what a day like this entails. So why not get into the spirit of the day by dressing up in period clothing and getting involved! Fancy dress shop – False Impressions in the Enterprise Centre can help with any clothing ideas.
Preceding the day itself there will be an event in Iontas Theatre on Friday 25th September at 8pm featuring music, a rare film screening of Castleblayney and also a local history talk; covering various topics including Why Mullyash is where it is and much more.
The Fair Day was an important part of the social calendar in days gone by. Days like these were vital for the economy as they allowed townspeople to sell their produce ranging from farm produce, vegetables, home bakes and handmade clothing. The day was also of great social importance allowing people the opportunity to catch up and converse about their daily lives and current events in the country.
Volunteers are needed to help out on the day - A training night will be held on the Tuesday 23rd September in the Glencarn Hotel at 8.30pm.
Be sure to come along to absorb the wonderful atmosphere and enjoy this wonderful event!
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