Four days of exciting activities as the Roundwood Festival returns

THE return of the Roundwood Festival this week is generating a lot of excitement in the village.

here’s something to keep the whole family entertained, including face painting, bungee racing, inflatable obstacle course, live music, interactive workshops including origami and Japanese hand massage.

Things kick off on Thursday, July 28, with set dances taking place in Roundwood Church Hall starting at 9 p.m.

The fun continues Friday, July 29 with a Céilí at Roundwood Parish Hall

A spectacular bingo takes place on Saturday, July 30 at the An Tochar GAA Club from 8 p.m.

The action really begins on Sunday July 31, starting with a parade of vintage vehicles, complete with an IUNVA color party. Guests are invited to the festival grounds with fun events and activities for the whole family. Attractions include a vintage car and tractor display, dog show, scarecrow contest, kid’s corner, bottle fishing, face painting, Altura Credit Union and Clean Coast booths, guess the weight lamb and diaper hanging contests, a Japanese cultural exhibit, origami, hand massages and much more.

You can also enjoy live music and entertainment in the tea tent while enjoying a cup of tea. A street barbecue will take place throughout the day, with proceeds going towards the running costs of the festival.

The dog show takes place at 2:30 p.m., followed by the fun inter-club race at 3 p.m. The bartender’s race takes place at 4pm and the tug of war in association with the Irish Tug of War Association starts at 4.30pm.

A draw will take place outside the Vartry House in Kavanagh at 6pm, along with the loading of balls downhill.

There will be a street party and live music from 6.30pm at Byrne and Woods and Vartry House in Kavanagh, featuring Florence Road, Citizen J, The Roamin’ Cadillac’s and more.

Raffle tickets for fabulous prizes donated by the ever supportive local business community are on sale in the run up to the festival and throughout the weekend.

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