Quacking good festival promised in Adrigole

Adrigole ducks

Posted on: 6th July, 2015

Category: Arts & Entertainment

Contributor: West Cork People

Adrigole GAA is once again running its annual Duck Race Festival, which takes place over the August bank holiday weekend. The event will take place at the base of the beautiful Hungry Hill on the grounds of Hungry Hill Lodge and Camp Site, where there will be a fully licenced Marquee.

A varied programme of events will run right through from Thursday July 30, starting with a Céilidh/Barn Dance, to the Family Fun Day on Sunday August 2. The highlight of the weekend is the annual Duck Race, closely followed by Baa-ra Sheep Racing, both taking place on Sunday.

This year, a tag rugby event has been added to the programme of events. This tournament will take place on Saturday, August 1 and all teams are welcome. Registration forms are available by contacting Sean on 087 9568363, Paul on 0863561869 or Joey on 0879865827. It promises to be great craic with plenty of refreshments available pre and post-match!

There will be entertainment every night of the festival with live music from 3pm ‘till late. Highlights include Pa Curran performing tracks from his new album, whilst Murphy’s Men will bring their own unique style to the weekend. Brian Casey promises to have the Marquee rocking on Sunday night and many other acts will be performing right throughout the weekend.

Sunday promises to be jam packed. From 1pm there will be a host of children’s activities, followed by the annual Baa-raa races where you will see sheep reach record heights as they steeplechase their way around the circuit. A vintage car and tractor run will also take place, travelling up to the top of the majestic Healy Pass. This is all before the main event, the 2015 Duck Race.

There will be plenty of food and refreshments on site and it promises to be a fun filled weekend with something for all the family. Keep up to date with any additions to the programme of events on www.adrigolegaa.com, the Adrigole GAA facebook page or on the twitter handle @Adrigolegaa.

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