Cashel & Emly archdiocese to host free family fun day on Sunday

Donal O'Regan

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Tipperary Racecourse was chosen for the convenience of parishioners in both Limerick and Tipperary

Tipperary Racecourse was chosen for the convenience of parishioners in both Limerick and Tipperary

THE ARCHDIOCESE of Cashel & Emly is holding a family fun day at Tipperary Racecourse but the only four legged animals on show will be on Ger’s Mobile Farm.

The venue was chosen for the convenience of parishioners in both Limerick and Tipperary. It takes place this Sunday, April 29 in Limerick Junction. 

In accord with the theme ‘We are family – festival of fun”  it is being organised for families and young people in preparation for the World Meeting of Families (WMOF) which will take place in Dublin in August. Entry is free on Sunday with donations welcome.

Fr Martin Hayes, diocesan pastoral planning and development,  said there will fun activities for all the family including water zorbing, tag archery and an obstacle course provided by GetWest Activities.

“Ger’s Mobile Farm will enable interaction with a variety of farm animals and we will have the inevitable bouncy castle,” said Fr Hayes

There will be lots of young artistic talent on display from a family art project being promoted through primary schools on the themes of love in the family and care for the Earth.

“We are grateful to the principals and teachers of our primary schools for encouraging their students to participate in the family art project and to the priests of the parishes for ensuring that the project has been launched successfully.

“Arrangements are being made to collect the artwork at seven different locations throughout the diocese so as to ensure that they will be displayed at the family fun day and returned to each individual artist,” said Fr Hayes.

A youth walk for 16-year-olds, and over, to Tipperary Famine Graveyard begins at 12.45pm and will return for a liturgy at 2.30pm until 3pm led by youth choirs from around the archdiocese.  

“Each parish in the diocese has received timber slots which can be carried by the young people from their parish on the walk and will be used in the liturgy to show how we are connected together as parish communities throughout our diocese,” said Fr Hayes, who promises something for adults, young people and children -  “a real family day out!”

See www.cashel-emly.ie for more information on all that is happening this Sunday.