This year’s harvest festival programme has events planned for each day and night from Thursday 14th August to Tuesday 19th. The festival will be opened by the reigning Harvest Queen, Michelle Sugrue at 6.30p.m. on Thursday evening. This will be followed by Tiny Tots races in the village as well as a Bonny Baby and Glamorous Granny competition.
Here, PRO Kieran McAuliffe brings us up to date on the packed programme of modern-day arrangements on an ancient theme.
“At 9pm over 20 young ladies will vie for the title of Harvest Queen 2014 in O’Connor’s Bar. Any girls looking to take part should contact Kieran on 087 9714255 immediately.
Friday is Pattern Day and the traditional Pattern Sports will be held in the football field from 6p.m. to 8pm. While all the pubs will have music on the night, a ceili will be held in the community centre at 8p.m.
Saturday August 16th will be Horse Fair Day in the village. Bubble Soccer is coming to The Mall from 4pm to 8pm with young and old invited to take part in the fun in Walsh’s field.
Otherwise known as bumper soccer the participants wear a large plastic air filled ball around them as they attempt to play a five-a-side game of soccer in the safety of a rubber playing surface and surrounds. It is sure to amuse the spectators and participants alike.
At 9pm in Walsh’s Bar a video donkey derby will be held with all funds raised going to the local GAA club.
Sunday August 17th will begin with a 5k run, walk or jog from the village at 12pm. A dog show will be held in Walsh’s field at 1.30pm. In Willie Walsh Park at 4.30p.m. a mixed football match will take place between Abbeyfeale and Knocknagoshel in memory of Noelie Roche R.I.P. Later in the evening Feirm Factor will kick off at 9pm in Roche’s Bar.
Monday August 18th will see a Fancy Dress Parade departing from the Community Centre at 7pm and this will be followed by a pool tournament in Moynihan’s Bar at 8p.m.
On Tuesday August 19th a Darts tournament will be run in The Village Inn starting at 8pm.
For more information, exclusive competitions, photographs and video clips from last year’s festival can be seen on our facebook page Knocknagoshel Harvest Festival or contact Kieran McAuliffe on 087 9714255