A few community leaders in the Tydavnet area got their heads together and decided
that Tydavnet needed a Festival to celebrate the community and in particular the
amazing feats of the Killylough Tug-O-War team over more than 40 years. The planned
festival jamboree will taker place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, August 7th, 8th
and 9th. The programme was launched at a function in Tydavnet Community Centre on
Monday night. Pat Deery introduced the concept and how it all came about, Michelle
Caulfield, Monaghan Rose of Tralee, unveiled the Programme banner and Seamus McCarville
gave the details of the activity planned. On Friday the Films of the Late Fr. Kirke
will be shown and this will be followed by a dance. This promises to be a great night
of nostalgia and heritage. On Saturday there will be a Car Treasure Hunt followed
by a BBQ and dance to celebrate the years of success achieved by Killylough Tug-O-War
teams. There will also be some 'mystery entertainment' and Seamus McElwain is keeping
it a secret for the time being. On Sunday there will be a Cycle Run starting at 10am
and then Fun Family Day in the afternoon which will included a Tractor Run and demonstration.
There is also going to be a competition for the 'Toughest Tydavnet tribe' and already
the McCarra family was squaring up to the McCruddens and Meehans at the launch putting
them on notice that the McCarras were the team to beat. There was tea and refreshments
for all as the chat continued.
On right is the Logo designed by local artist of note for the Jamboree.