BALLINGARRY hosted a weekend of fun over the August Bank Holiday, with the second year of the popular B-Fest aiming to raise funds for two charities, TLC4CF and CRY Ireland.
The event, which proved to be a huge success last year, featured a host of fun activities including a ‘nun’s run’ featuring past-pupils of the former Convent of Mercy in Ballingarry, a family fun day on Sunday afternoon as well as a range of other games, fun and races.
A wife carrying competition added plenty of colour, while U2 Tribute band ZOO 2 and trad rock band Brisla entertained on the Big Rig.
The funds raised for TLC4CF will go towards fitting out the dedicated unit for young adults CF sufferers which is currently being built at University Hospital Limerick in Dooradoyle. The unit is expected to be ready by August next year.
CRY – cardiac risk in the young – was set up in 2002 by parents who had experienced sudden and unexplained death within their families.
A self-supporting charity, CRY depends on contributions to carry out its work of providing information, raising awareness, providing counseling and support for affected families and supporting a national sceeening centre where families and individuals at risk can be evaluated.
Our photographers were out to take pictures of the event, as seen in our slideshow above. To order pictures, contact us on 061-214542.