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Huge Community Event At Glenmornan

Friday 23.05.2014
Team Talk Mag



Lee Matthews and Goats Don’t Shave To Rock Glenmornan

GlenFest, the first ever festival weekend in Glenmornan, received a huge boost this week with the news that up and coming Country and Western superstar Lee Matthews has been added to what already was a packed line up. The Tyrone singer will take to the marquee at the Owen Roes Clubrooms this Saturday evening, with The Goats Don’t Shave launching into their array of hits on the Sunday night.


Of course the festival weekend kicks off on the Friday night with a trip down memory lane, as former pupils of St Joseph’s Primary School and The Glen National School, get together in the marquee. Past pupils can try to spot themselves and their school mates in the large collection of photographs, which will be exhibited on the night. A hot buffet and dancing to White Lightning will follow.


One particular highlight of the night, which starts at 8pm, will be a special presentation marking the 50th anniversary of Leckpatrick Pearse Og winning the 1964 Juvenile and Minor Tyrone Championship. Tickets are on sale now from The Glen Shop, Glenmornan,  Kerlin’s shop Aughabrack and Castletown Stores Urney Rd or any committee member and costs £10.


Saturday sees a craft fair and a baking competition in the marquee from noon to 5pm, and another chance to see the impressive school photo exhibition, which will be moved over to the recently refurbished Community Hall.  In addition, a large collection of old photographs dating from early 1900’s has been added and will no doubt attract a great deal of interest from all age groups and sections of the community.  From 2pm onwards a darts competition with fabulous cash prizes worth £500 will take place in Owen Roe’s Clubrooms.  All competitors can register on the day between 12.30 and 1.30 in the clubrooms, and the cost per entrant is £10 with some stellar names in the Irish dart’s world, rumoured to be taking part.


If you fancy something a bit more relaxing there will be a parent and child fishing competition at Moorlough, in association with the Loughs Agency.  This starts off at 10.30am with registration at the marquee and cost per family is £10. Whether beginner or more experienced, everyone is welcome to take part, and instructors will be on hand to give advice on how to get started or how to improve on fishing techniques.


The excitement continues later on that night with the return of the “Rumble at the Roes” charity boxing event at 9pm sharp as some of our favourite locals go toe to toe to help out their local community.


Following the fight night, the GCA have achieved quite a coup with the news this week that Lee Matthews will take to the stage to close out the Saturday night’s entertainment. Tickets for both the boxing and Lee Matthews are on sale now from The Glen Shop, Owen Roes Clubrooms or Devlins Bar, Strabane priced just £10.



Events start early on Sunday with the registration for the 5K Fun Run/ Walk and the 25K and 50K cycle ride from 9.00 am in the marquee (from 10.30am for the walk/ run). Cost per entrant is £5 per runner and £10 per cyclist. These events will no sooner be finished when the Family Fun Day starts at 1 pm, featuring a wide range of games and activities for all ages. Cost £2 per adult, and kids under 16 go free.


The highlight of the afternoon will be the unusual “fusion match” between Owen Roes GAC and Strabane Rugby Club at 6pm. Gaelic football will be played during the first half of the match and the second half of the match will then be transformed into a game of rugby. Meanwhile in the marquee there will be a bouncy castle and crazy carts for the children.


The climax of the event, if you’ve still time to fit in more entertainment, is a feast of music and dance at 9pm featuring the home-grown talents of musicians The Brambles, followed by Donegal’s favourite band Goats Don’t Shave. This event is pay at the door only and costs £12, so come early to avoid disappointment. Tickets can be got in advance from The Glen Shop, or Devlins Bar in Strabane.


The Glenfest promises to be a fun-filled weekend with something for all the family.  So why not come along and experience all that Glenmornan has to offer? If you’re keen to keep up to date with all GlenFest news they can be found on Facebook and Twitter at GlenFest14.



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