There is no reason why Belleek’s “Wild West Weekend” could not become almost as big as “The Mary From Dungloe” or even “The Rose of Tralee”, according to the town’s news “sheriff” Liam Mimna.
The ex Fermanagh hurling star beat off Caroline Leonard, Barry Kane and Aidan McGrath to elected sheriff on the stage where country singer Paul Kelly entertained a crowd of almost 1,000 on a balmy Saturday night.
Almost 2,000 people turned out over the two- day packed programme that was deemed to be quite a success and looks now set to become a regular feature in one of Fermanagh’s most westerly towns.
And it featured literally something for everyone from cowboys riding horses down the Main Street to a very popular clay pigeon shoot over the two day festival.
The new sheriff raised over £2,000 in his campaign and thanked all who helped in his three- week campaign.
“This has been a great idea and it has brought out so many people to the town that there is no reason why Belleek can’t go on and turn this Wild West Festival into something as big as the Mary From Dungloe or even the Rose of Tralee festivals.
See Thursday’s Donegal Democrat for more.
Paul McGowan and his gang ride into town during the 'Wild West Festival' in Belleek. Photo Thomas Gallagher INDD 180816 Belleek Festival TG14
Garvan, Jenna, James, Holly and Lexi Robinson at the 'Wild West Festival' in Belleek. Photo Thomas Gallagher INDD 180816 Belleek Festival TG18