Pettigo & Tullyhommon Community Festival weekend

An action packed fun weekend is planned for Pettigo & Tullyhommon on the 2nd & 3rd June.

An action packed fun weekend is planned for Pettigo & Tullyhommon on the 2nd & 3rd June.

The weekend commences with a traditional vintage Fair Day on Saturday 2nd June starting at 2:00pm. The Fair will feature an extensive range of craftspeople, traditional music, vintage vehicles and entertainment for the whole family. Attractions on the day include: - Blacksmith – Creelmaking – Woodturning – Spinning – Butter churning – Birds of Prey – Fermanagh Rare Breeds Society – Miniature Farm – Donkeys, traps & ponies – Stationary Engines – Vintage Cars, Motorbikes & tractors – Fermanagh Beekeepers – Farmers Market Stalls - Poultry – Childrens activitiy trailer – Party Professor Science Workshops - Old time photographic display & sheep shearing. An exciting new edition to the Fair Day this year is a Vintage Horse Ploughing Competition at 5:30pm.

Sunday programme

Sunday 3rd June promises to be a fun filled day for all the family starting at 2:00pm with children & adults fancy dress with floats. Activities include: - old time races - family obstacle races - adults football match - children’s football blitz – teddy bears picnic – face painting – BBQ – bouncy castles & Climbing Tower.

There will be live music on the Diamond at 6:00pm by the ever popular Mucky Ducks with guest appearance by Gary Gamble. Adult Musical Chairs and a Pet Show will also take place on the evening.

MC for the weekend is the ever funny Tom Costelloe who will no doubt ensure there is plenty of craic!

There will also be a funfair throughout the weekend. The Fair Day is only one chapter of an extensive peace building programme funded by Donegal County Development Board Peace & Reconciliation Partnership. Speaking of the Fair Day, Natasha McGrath, Community Development Officer with ADOPT (Assoc. for the Development of Pettigo & Tullyhommon) explained that “this is an excellent opportunity to recreate a traditional fair day involving all members of the community”. She added “we greatly appreciate all the support ADOPT has received from the local community, Donegal County Development Board, Fermanagh District Council and SEUPB”.

Traffic control measures will be in place to allow for the display of vintage vehicles on the streets. For further information contact ADOPT on 07198 61546.