Tradition comes alive at the Glenties Harvest Fair today

Tradition comes alive at the Glenties Harvest Fair today
The annual Glenties Harvest Fair Festival is set to end on a high note today, with the biggest event of the festival, the traditional Fair Day.

The annual Glenties Harvest Fair Festival is set to end on a high note today, with the biggest event of the festival, the traditional Fair Day.

It’s been a great festival so far, with excellent crowds throughout, from the Mayoral debate last Friday night, to the parade on Sunday, the various gigs, the Mr & Mrs and other fun competitions. The races attracted big numbers of entrants and competition was fierce, while the craic was brilliant at the Monster Harvest Fair Bingo.

It’s also been a good week for anyone by the name of Molloy, with Mr & Mrs John Molloy, Narin Road, Glenties, winning the Mr & Mrs event, and Hannah Molloy, daughter of Bernie and Ronan from the Mill Road, taking the tiara in the Glenties Harvest Fair Festival Queen 2013 competition. Hannah represented Philip Boyle of Boyle’s Garage.

There was a packed house at the Highlands Hotel last night for a fantastic concert from The Henry Girls, with special guests Ted Ponsonby and Denise Roper, and support from Tanya McCole.

Today’s Harvest Fair in Main Street features street traders with stalls of all kinds plying their wares. There will also be demonstrations of some of the old traditional crafts such as rope-making, metal work and home-baking. A display of local music and dance will also take place on the Main Street. The fun starts from early in the morning and continues to 7-8pm, subject to weather.

Please note that Main Street will be closed to vehicles from 8am to 8pm.