The village of Frosses is really pulling out all the stops in an attempt to produce one of the best festivals this year in the south of the county.
The organisers have got together and have planned one of the most impressive programmes for the three day event over the June Bank Holiday weekend.
Taking into account the vagaries of the Irish weather they have ensured that their guests will be well protected from the elements if the sun decides not to shine.
For the first time ever the Big Red Barn which featured recently on Dragon’s Den will be in Donegal providing a luxury entertainment venue with a full 40 ft. bar and seating for 1,000 guests.
Derek Kelly told the Donegal Democrat, “We have been fortunate in securing the cream of the crop in the Irish Entertainment world for the duration of the weekend. “The Big Red Barn was a custom design and its looks are based on an American style barn, which we think will fit in well with the rural surrounds of the area. On Friday night we are very fortunate to have the worldwide phenomenon that is ‘Riverdance’ who are presently celebrating their 20th anniversary.
“They are currently extremely busy with a European tour, but are taking the time to come to support the Frosses Festival and put on a special performance. Local band Little Hours and Funnyman Conal Gallen will also take to the stage on Friday.”
On Saturday night Frosses will host a country night with the ever popular Robert Mizzell and the County Kings with the popular comedian Big O providing the jokes and laughs beforehand. Sunday night will see the tempo moving up a bit with local Frosses band ‘Funk That’ followed by Red Alert (formerly Turbulent Eddy) and closing the 2014 Frosses Festival will be the ever popular Keltic Kaos.
Derek added “As in 2010, we will have a shuttle service running from the Abbey Hotel in Donegal Town to Frosses on a return basis, providing people with a no hassle mode of transport. We have designated parking areas for people who want to drive also. During the day, we will have lots of activities for children and the bigger kids amongst us! We will start the Festival with a Fancy Dress competition on the Friday evening at the official opening by Mr Pat James Burke, followed by a kids disco with lots of prizes.
Derek added, “On Saturday morning, we will start with a family fun walk/run. For every car-lover out there, the ToyotaFest Car Display and Run will be on in the Community field, as well as the Sports Jamboree, to include races for both the young and old and ending with an interesting football match as usual!
The Soapbox Derby will be held on the Saturday afternoon for anyone interested in taking part. Sunday afternoon, will host a Classic & Rally Car Display.
There are just so many things happening and if you need a full programme of events you can email firstname.lastname@example.org.