Action-packed week of events for Ballingarry

Action-packed week of events for Ballingarry
Colm Wardcolm.ward@limerickleader.ie

Ballingarry’s annual B-Fest kicks off this Sunday with an event-packed week of family fun, live music and novelty games.

Since it started five years ago, the festival has raised over €60,000 for local causes. This year’s beneficiary is TLC4CF - a charity which supports people with Cystic Fibrosis in the greater Limerick region.

Yvonne Condron, B-Fest committee member said: “This year our team of volunteers have been working hard to come up with some brand new family fun action to entertain and raise vital funds for a CF charity that is close to all our hearts.”

The ever popular live pig racing will kickstart the festival this Sunday, July 24, and during the week an all-star soccer match, bridge night and tug of war will keep people entertained.

Jazz by Sunset Lounge will open the August Bank Holiday weekend celebrations and live music on the street gig rig will feature a rocking line up of The Springsteens, Shakedown, Live Forever, Fuse, Big N Japan and Brian Kelleher.

Limerick’s Live 95FM will be broadcasting live with the Shadow crew from Condron’s Bar during the coffee morning and craft fair next Saturday, July 30, and this will be followed by the dog show and fun run in the afternoon.

Sunday July 31 is novelty family fun day with Go Kart and tractor races and the human hungry hippo challenge. There is also a washing line challenge and panty hose bowling!

On the Bank Holiday Monday, the village will host a human football table and a monster draw. The signature event of the weekend will be the much anticipated Fairy Trail at the Mustard Seed, with a Fairy Tea Party taking place from 2pm to 5pm (€5 per fairy).

Entry to all the events will be by wristbands which are on sale in local shops and at Condron’s bar for €5.