THE Gathering has prompted the community of Meanus to be more adventurous with their annual summer get-together – what used to be a day of sport has been extended to a weekend of fun for all the family.
The Meanus Gala Weekend will kick off on Friday, June 28 at 8pm with a family fun quiz in the local community hall and will close on Sunday night with the weekly card game at 8.30pm, again in the community hall. In between, there is plenty happening to keep people of all ages entertained.
“The whole weekend is based around the family. The community social club are running it,” explained Catherine Murane, PRO of the organising committee.“We would always have a day of sport but we thought we would be a bit more adventurous this year on account of the Gathering,” she added.
On Saturday, there will be a fun run/walk at 1pm from the community centre. On Saturday evening, Mass will be celebrated at 7.30pm. At 8.30pm in the community centre there will be a rambling house event.
The entertainment continues into Sunday when there will be a sports day from 1pm in the local GAA field featuring underage hurling and camogie and other sports.
Attention will turn to the Camogue river at 4pm when all eyes will be on the plastic ducks navigating the waters in the duck race.
“We have something for all ages. Everyone is welcome. It’s more or less a free weekend,” said Catherine.
“It is the week the schools close so we felt it was good a good time to have it before people start moving away on holidays.”