Busy Programme for Knocknagoshel Harvest Festival

The inimitable Sir John Cotter enjoying every minute of the horse fair in Knocknagoshel. This year’s fair will be held on Thursday, August 16th. ©Photograph: John Reidy 16/08/2013

The programme of events for this year’s Knocknagoshel Harvest Festival kicks off with Tiny Tots Races on Friday August 10th at 7p.m. in the village.

Glamorous Granny and Bonny

Excitement and Fun

At 9pm Walsh’s Bar will host a Donkey Derby Race Night which has proven to be a great occasion of excitement and fun in support of the local GAA club.

On Saturday August 11th at 1pm in Walsh’s field a dog show will take place and on Saturday evening at 6pm. a Fancy Dress Parade will leave the community centre and parade down the village to the school yard where prizes will be awarded for individual and group entries.

Family Fun Day

Sunday August 12th will be a busy day at Willie Walsh Park for the Family Fun Day which begins with the Simon Keane Memorial Blitz at 12.30p.m.

Immediately after the football blitz a series of novelty events will take place on the field with fun for adults and children alike.

At 5.30pm all roads will lead to Moynihan’s Bar, Headleysbridge for All Star Mr and Mrs 2018.

Wednesday is Pattern Day

Wednesday 15th is Pattern Day and the annual sports take place at 6pm in Willie Walsh Park.

On Horse Fair Day, Thursday, August 16th a large crowd is expected in the village from early morning with a car boot sale also taking place on the day.

At 1p.m. the village sports take place in Walsh’s Field with lots of fun guaranteed for the young and young at heart.

Women’s Group and Over 55 Club Lunch

Also on Pattern Day Wednesday, the Knocknagoshel Women’s Group and Over 55 Club will holding their Annual Pattern Day Lunch at the community centre at 12.45pm.

A four course meal, evening tea. Music on the day will be supplied by Stevie Donegan.

All of the above for just €10 and everyone is welcome on the day.

For more details contact Mary on 087 97 40 296.

Pattern Rose Crowned on Friday

Friday night August 17th will see a new Pattern Rose crowned in O’Connor’s Bar. The following day Saturday, August 18th will have the annual 5K Run/Walk from the community centre at 12pm. This is a timed event. At 6pm. on Saturday evening a Vintage Tractor Run is departing from the village for a tour of the local countryside.
Lotto Up to €7,500
The next draw will be for a jackpot of €7,500 and will be held in O’Connor’s Bar on Saturday, August 4th.

Tickets are available from: Kieran’s XL; Leahy’s Post Office and the local bars and from the usual sellers.
Club Fixtures
Knocknagoshel/Brosna/Duagh are away to Listowel Emmets tomorrow, Thursday, August 2nd. at 7.30p.m. in Division 1 of the North Kerry Minor League.

Knocknagoshel GAA Club is hosting an invitational football tournament in conjunction with the harvest festival this year.

Matches will take place throughout the week of the Pattern Festival at Willie Walsh Park with eight teams taking part from Cork, Limerick and Kerry.
Knocknagoshel Clothes Collection

Knocknagoshel GAA Club holds an ongoing clothes collection to help raise funds for the club. Bags can be left into the white lorry container near the log cabin at the Football Field.

All types of clothes are accepted as well as shoes, handbags, curtains and towels.

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