Age Friendly Events at the Festival

Muckno Mania Festival organisers have included a number of activities in their Festival Programme, which endorse the town’s Age Friendly theme.  The first of these is on Friday evening 7th July at 7.30pm at the Garden Allotments, in Drumillard, which includes firstly, a floral demonstration by Suzanne Campbell, Budz, followed by a display on furniture upcycling given by Louise Gillanders of Woodland, Furniture Monaghan.  This event run in conjunction with Eagle Ridge Garden Committee, who are also supplying some tasty refreshments is sponsored by SM Events Security.

The second Age friendly event takes place on Saturday afternoon 8th July, at the Gate House, Lough Muckno, commencing at 2pm.  The event titled, ‘Be our Guest’, includes traditional music from the talented McCaul family and provides the opportunity for some relaxed company with a cuppa tea and a bun or two!!  This event is sponsored by Irish Homecare Services.

The Muckno Mania Committee decision to include Age Friendly activities in their programme is in line with the County’s commitment to improving the lives of older people in the County, which began in earnest in 2011.

The Committee must be applauded for their role in supporting this initiative and for their inclusion of dedicated events in their Festival Programme.