Old ways live again in Glenties

Old ways live again in Glenties
The Main Street in Glenties was transformed at the weekend into a scene from days gone by.

The Main Street in Glenties was transformed at the weekend into a scene from days gone by.

A highlight of the annual calendar in the village, the Glenties Harvest Festival Fair proved once again to be a great success, drawing large crowds throughout the weekend.

Warm sunshine on Thursday, which carried through the weekend, meant that the warm-up to the festival was warmer than ever. And the heat was turned up a notch Thursday night when the Henry Girls and guests played a sizzling set at the Highlands Hotel. They were joined on the night by Tanya McCole, Ted Ponsonby and Denise Boyle.

The Henry Girls – Karen, Lorna and Joleen McLaughlin from Inishowen – delighted the audience with their trademark mix of folk, bluegrass and country. Guitarist Ted Ponsonby, Glenties’ As always on Fair Day, the main street was thronged on Friday with stalls plying traditional fares, demonstrations of age-old crafts, and people who had come from near and far.

Read more and see Thomas Gallagher’s great pics in today’s Donegal Democrat and Donegal People’s Press.