Keith Hanley and Limerick hurlers to attend village fest

Aine Fitzgerald

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Aine Fitzgerald

All set for the Glenbrohane Gala Weekend are the O'Donnell family, the Daltons, and the Lees, with Eilish Condon and Bridget Fitzgerald.
LIMERICK’S senior hurlers and The Voice of Ireland winner, Keith Hanley, are two of the star attractions at this year’s Glenbrohane Gala Weekend.

LIMERICK’S senior hurlers and The Voice of Ireland winner, Keith Hanley, are two of the star attractions at this year’s Glenbrohane Gala Weekend.

Celebrating 30 years, the festival which takes place this Saturday and Sunday, promises fun for all the family.

“It’s a real community event for the parish. We have something for everybody,” said Bridget Fitzgerald, PRO of Glenbrohane Community Association.

The main event on Saturday is the Harvest Night in the Glen which includes live open air music with Mossie’s Country Roadshow from 9pm. This open air event is being hosted by Glenbrohane Community Assocaciation and Glenbrohane Parents’ Association.

Sunday is Gala Day and features family fun and sports from 2pm to 6pm at Glenbrohane NS.

It will commence with a fancy dress parade at 2pm led by the Liam Lynch Pipe band.

Special guests on the day include Keith Hanley and members of the Limerick hurling panels who are set to bring along the two Munster cups - minor and senior.

“We are expecting a number of the hurlers which will be a real attraction,” said Bridget.

“It is growing each year and there is great credit due to those who have kept it going. A lot of people have passed on or are retired but we have new blood in now which is great and we would welcome some more. We are very proud of our parish,” she added.

Other attractions on the day include a country market, a reptile zoo, a wheelbarrow race, bouncy castles, a teddy bear competition and a lady and gent of the day competition.

Underage matches commence at 2.30pm while there will be sports at 4pm, school matches at 5pm and a grand raffle takes place at 6pm.

“We urge anyone who is in the area to come along and enjoy the weekend,” said Bridget.

“It is a chance for people who may not have seen each other for a while to get together and have some fun. There are plenty of events happening - people have made a real effort as it is our 30th anniversary,” she added.