The four day event began on Thursday 7th July and the people of Castleblayney took up their all-inclusive invitation to this much anticipated event.
The theme of this year’s Festival was “Country & Western”. With the town’s natural affinity for and its heritage steeped in Country & Western music, it seemed only apt to dedicate the theme to it.
All events, activities and performances adopted the chosen theme with vigour, which made for a diverse, dynamic line up, thus creating an exuberant atmosphere and spirit that not even the unpredictability of Irish summertime weather could dampen!
Overall, this Festival has once again re-generated town and community spirit. It mobilises the community and businesses of Castleblayney by focusing on developing a bespoke experience for all.
Engaging the community and locals has made the Festival what it is. Its positive impact provides an unrivalled social dividend with endless socio-cultural benefits for the town.
Organisers wish to thank each and every person who contributed and participated in this intrinsically local event. Thank you for embracing the theme and generating a sense of civic pride we can all enjoy.
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