Bundoran to host major race meeting

Big crowd expected for bank holiday event

Bundoran to host major race meeting

With the August Bank Holiday approaching this weekend, visitors and locals alike can look forward to a wealth of activities over the next few and beyond to enjoy.

There is just so much happening around the county for everybody - the Mary from Dungloe Festival is reaching a climax with the gala banquet on Friday evening in the Waterfront Hotel and the crowning ceremony on Sunday which is also being televised live on SKY TV.

Saturday afternoon will see sports lovers well entertained with Donegal taking on the Rebel County at both minor and senior levels.

Punters in the south Donegal area were disappointed earlier this year when we revealed that the Ballintra Races had been postponed due to the reseeding of the course which will ensure that it is in top class condition in future years. The Donegal Democrat can confirm that the the races will go ahead but on the alternative venue at Bundoran Racecourse in Finner. A spokesperson for the race committee told the Democrat, “If the races are successful this year then we would hope to revive the meeting and hold it either in June or July as an annual event. We have a truly great course with ample parking. It has great potential.”

Collie O’Donnell, who is synonymous with racing in the North West, said, “It is short notice but we have all the facilities in place and people on the ground who know exactly what they are doing. I feel it can be a very successful meeting and a great social occasion.

“Apart from racing, we will have plenty of facilities for all the family. This will be a great family day for young and old.” x