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Champagne Reception at Castle Leslie for Glaslough Fête Roses
This weekend sees the much anticipated Summer Fête take place in the beautiful north Monaghan village of Glaslough.  And as the organisers were busy behind the scenes with the final preparations, the Glaslough Roses were being unveiled at a spectacular champagne reception in the gardens at Castle Leslie.
Nineteen gorgeous Roses, each representing local businesses in and around Glaslough, gathered for a glamorous photo-shoot with Glaslough Studio and Gallery photographer David Lester.  More images can be seen from the evening on
The fête will be held on Sunday 31 July, preceded by a Bingo Night on Saturday 30 July in the Oakland Centre from 8pm.  A fantastic day of events has been arranged and visitors will find something to do for all the family.  The day starts early with a Car Boot Sale in the centre of the village from 10am until noon, so do pop along and see if you can pick up a bargain or two.
A fancy dress parade will kick off the main fête from the Station Gate at 12.30pm.  Children are invited to come in their favourite fancy dress and join the Glaslough Roses in the parade, with accompanying music to be provided by a special guest star.  The Roses will have the unenviable task of judging the best fancy dress costume – a role that will give them some insight into the difficulties to be faced that evening when the contest to find the Queen of the Fête is judged.
Highlights of the day will include a children’s athletics competition between 2pm – 4pm; live music from 3pm – 5pm, including a talent contest for those brave enough to show if they’ve got a bit of the X-Factor in them; and a Dog Show from 4pm – 5pm.  If you’d like to enter your canine friend in the dog show, there will be categories for small dogs and large dogs.  Please bring your pet along early so you can register your entry by no later than 3.30pm.
Throughout the day there will be refreshments available, as well as plenty of fun events, including face-painting, carousel, bouncy castle, cow-milking and pet farm, an iron-man contest, an array of spot prizes and a lucky baby competition, as well as much more.  A raffle will be held with prizes donated by local businesses, including a wonderful kayak trip for four with instructor Dave Thom, a family portrait shoot at Glaslough Studio & Gallery, and a gift from Way Of Life.
The day will be capped off with a gala dance in the Oakland Centre.  As well as featuring live entertainment and refreshments, the dance will see one of the gorgeous Glaslough Roses assume the coveted title of Queen of the Fête.  It promises to be a truly great day.
Committee PRO, David Lester, with Amanda McQuaid, sponsored by Fernhill Stone.
Cathy Toal sponsored by Magill Jewellers with David and Gerard Toal.
Lisa McGlade, sponsored by Ronaghan Pharmacy, with David and Peter Ronaghan
Sara Davies, sponsored by Glaslough peat, with David and Paula McNally
Julie McNally, sponsored by McNally Mushrooms, with David and Declan McNally
Rachel McKenna, sponsored by Cameo Hair, with David and Kim McNaughton.
Sandra McNally, sponsored by T.C. Electrics, with David and Pauric Molloy
Carla Boyle, sponsored by Paddy’s Cycles, with David and Paddy McQuaid.
Melanie Colleran, sponsored by Glendun, with David and Jim McAllister.
Rachel Boyle, sponsored by Pillar House Hotel, with David and Josie McKenna
Anjoulie Reiff, sponsored by Castleview Antiques, with David and Barry McKenna
Louise Jorgenesen, sponsored by Ambledown Cottage, with David and Jeremy Herron.
Brenda Reynolds, sponsored by Treanor’s Daybreak, with David and Elizabeth Cassidy
Niamh Trainor, sponsored by the Coach House and Olde Bar, with David and Ron Kendrick.
Hilary Murphy, sponsored by O’Neills Garden Centre, with David and Siobhan Hogan.
Victoria Traverso, sponsored by Monaghan Mushrooms, with David and Paul Wilson.
Donna McMeel, sponsored by G & G Centra, Emyvale, with David and Glynn Williams.
Caroline McAree, sponsored by Versatile, with David and Fionnuala Lester
Erin Lavery, sponsored by Castle leslie, with David and Sammy Leslie.
Outgoing Fete Queen, Anita Daly, with David and Louise Duffy.
Members of the organising Committee
Some local ladies who attended the Launch.
Kathleen McMahon attended the Launch of the Glaslough Rose and we thought, as a senior member of the Community she was a Queen among us all, for her support of every community activity.
Thanks to David Lester for Group photo above.

Who will be Queen?  HERE

Sunday Afternoon Fete Day  HERE

Selection Night  HERE

Pride of Place HERE