Thank You from Tubbercurry Old Fair Day Festival 2016
“As the 31st Tubbercurry Old Fair Day Festival has concluded, I and the committee wish to acknowledge and thank a number of individuals, businesses and groups. Behind every chairperson there is a hard-working and devoted group of individuals that is the Old Fair Day Committee. Their energy and ideas were in abundance from October when we had our first meeting. I really can’t thank the committee enough. I also want to thank so many of the unsung heroes of the Festival especially all our stewards/volunteers who give up their time to help in so many ways to make our Old Fair Day Festival such a success. I would like to thank Insp. P. Burke, Sgt. P. Cunnane and the local Gardai, TD’s, County Councillors, Station Officer Michael Henry, Tubbercurry Fire Station, Holy Family N.S. Fr. Jennings, K&B Builders, the Keogh Family, Tubbercurry GAA (car parks), Phoenix Players, Mickey Mac’s Bar, John Brennan Cloonacool, Michael Leonard, Peter King, Diamond Family, Louise Kilbane, James Reidy, Eugene Carroll, Padraig Neary, Burkes Motor Works, Barna Waste, Stephen Henry, Henry Tyres, Barry Gallagher, Tony O’Brien, David Golden, Gerry Connolly, Pearse Burke, Sligo County Council Workers, Sligo Leader, Tidy Towns, Donal Tinney, Sligo County Library and Benny McDonagh FAS to the local businesses who gave so generously and most importantly to all who attended, who made the festival so memorable and such a great success. Thank you to residents and businesses for their co-operation with stalls and their assistance.
A special word of thanks goes to Lt. Diffley and the troops of the 6th Infantry Battalion, Custume Barracks, Athlone for their excellent military display, which was enjoyed by young and old alike.
Thank you to Peter Davey, Jerry Ryan, Jimmy Coleman, Maria Casey our 1916 Volunteers, Mrs Christina Murphy for her article and all those who helped with our 1916 exhibition. Thank you to the South Sligo young musicians. Lastly we would like to thank our sponsors and partners: Surlis’s Supervalu, Tubbercurry Credit Union, Homeland, Baycare, McSorley’s Centra, The Sligo Champion, Ocean FM and Sligo County Council. There have been so many people that have contributed to the running of this major event and at been at risk of leaving anyone out; I really want to thank you all. Here’s to 2017 and looking forward to seeing you all there. Go raibh maith agat!”
Sean McDonagh, Chairperson, Tubbercurry Old Fair Day Festival 2016
If you would like to get involved in sponsoring, advertising or supporting the fair, please get it touch. We also welcome new members to join our committee so please contact us if you would like to volunteer. Our AGM will be announced on Facebook.