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Clonmany Festival 2005  Programme

On the 6th of August as the festival parade winds its colourful way down the pituresque village of Clonmany for the 39th time - signals the beginning of Ireland's longest running and Best Known Family Festival. Once more the pituresque village of Clonmany nestling in the valley formed by the Urris Hills becomes the centre of attraction of thousands of discerning holiday makers and local alike as its annual road show launches fourth in the early days of August.

Yes indeed Clonmany has everything to offer to the visitor from its natural beauty, its warm friendly people, excellent facilities and old world charm combined with the best of the the 21st century innovations.

This is one of the longest running and well reknowned events of its kind in the country, and the hard working commitee will ensure that yet again a bumper backed program of entertainment and events will take place to make this a truly memorable occasion.

Munich may have its Beer Festival, Rio de Janeiro its Mardi Gras, Tralee its Rose, Dunloe its Mary - but Clonmany ranks up there alongside these prestiges names in street carnivals with its own unique blend of family entertainment and razzmatazz.

We hope that everybody that comes to the Clonmany Festival will have a great time and a safe and pleasent stay.

Finally a word of thanks to our sponsors without whose generous support this event would not be possible.



Sunday 6th August

2.30pm Opening Parade, Fancy Dress and Finalists of Festival Queen,

(Festival Queen sponsored by Atlanfish, Carndonagh)

Bands : Inver Pipe Band and Convoy Pipe Band

Prizes: 1st €150, 2nd €100, 3rd €50

All floats receive appearance money of €30.

No horses or ponies allowed in parade.

3.30pm Bonny Baby : 0-1 years, 1-2 years. (Diffley Garden)

All entries to office before 3:00 sharp.

4.00pm Open Air Concert


8.00pm Coyle School of Dancing

8-10.00pm Wellie Throwing

9.00pm Open Air Concert


9-11.00pm Junior Disco in St. Mary's Hall Adm: €4

10.30pm Pub Talent in Ballyliffin Hotel



Monday 7th August

2.00pm Children's Sports at Urris (Rogers Field)

Enquiries: 074-9376689

2.00pm Poker classic in Square Bar - Monster Texan Hold'em

All entries by 1.30pm. Entry fee €50

4.00pm Treasure Hunt (on foot) leaving Market Square

8.00pm Concert Support Act

Terry McMullan (Navan)

9.00pm Open Air Concert


9.30pm - 11.30pm Teen Disco in St Mary's Hall. Adm: €5

10.30pm Pub Talent in McCauley's Bar



Tuesday 8thAugust

10.30pm Clonmany Agricultural Show and Sheepdog Trials at Pollan.

Enquiries 074-9376539

1.00pm Hillwalk - contact Gerard McGeehan

Enquiries 086-8512716

2.00pm Pool Competition in McDonald's Bar

Enquiries : 074-76103

3.00pm Townland Golf Challenge

Annaugh v Ballyliffin

8.00pm Concert Support Act

Shaunie Crampsey

9.00pm Open Air Concert


10.30pm Pub Talent Competition in Briney’s Bar



Wednesday 9th August

Two Day Open Golf Competition. Festival Cup at Ballyliffin Golf Club.

Old Course

Bookings 074-9376119

1.00pm Pet Show in Market Square

Sponsored by Glenview Boarding Kennels

2.00pm Youth Club Fun Day in Clonmany Community Center.

Enquires: 074-9376772

3.00pm Open Air Music Session. Market Square

All Musicans Welcome

4.00pm Car Treasure Hunt (Entries at Pollan Beach Hotel) €10 per car.

8-10.00pm Wellie Throwing

8.00pm Concert Support Act

Janet Coyle School of Dancing

9.00pm Open Air Concert


9.00pm Junior Disco in St. Mary's Hall Adm: €4

10.00pm Pub Talent Competition in McFeeley's Bar


Thursday 10th August

Two Day Open Golf Competition. Festival Cup at Ballyliffin Golf Club.

Old Course

Booking 074-9376119

3.00pm Junior Talent Competition in Market Square

Sponsored by Andrew McGonigle Plasterers - Cloontagh

Entries from 1.30-2.30pm

7.00pm Crisp Eating and Drinking Competition in Market Square

8.00pm Concert Support Act

Paja Band from Finland


9.00pm Monster Bingo Session in St. Mary's Hall

9.00pm Open Air Concert


10.00pm Pub Talent Competition in McDonald's Bar and Rusty Nail



Friday 11th August

11.00am Clonmany Festival's Market Day in Market Square

Buskers welcome. Stalls €20

5.00pm Square Bar Car Treasure Hunt

6.00pm Pub Tug-o-War

7.00pm Joe Farrell Memorial Cup

5K Road Race (Running and Walking)

             Prizes for each category. €5 entry fee.

Enquiries 074-9376093
Mobile 086-3360636

7.00pm Dennis McCool Memorial Cup, Urris v Malin

Crampsie Park, Straid.

8-10.00pm Wellie Throwing

8.00pm Concert Support Act

Paja Band from Finland

The Great Leprechaun Scandal

9.00pm Open Air Concert


9.00pm Monster Parochial Bingo in St. Mary's Hall

10.00pm Pub Talent in Toland's Bar

10-12.00pm Teen Disco in Youth Club. Adm: €5

10.30pm-1:30am Ceilí & Old Time Dance in St.Mary's Hall

Music by Cottage Ceilí Band. Supper Served

Admission €5



Saturday 12th August

11.00am Car Boot Sale & Stalls in Market Square and Youth Club.

Cars €10 Stalls €20

Enquiries 074-9376772

2.00pm National Schools Confined 5-a-side, Shamrock Park

3.00pm Inishowen Women's Outreach 5km Sponsored Fun Walk/Fancy Dress..

Leaving Market Square.

Enquiries 074-9373232

Prizes : Best Dressed Adult and Child

3.00pm Sand Building Competition at Tullagh

3.30pm Raft Racing at Tullagh Point

Sponsored by Inishowen Garden Equipment and The Rusty Nail

Enquiries 074-9378968

8.00pm Concert Support Act

Blue Ribbon Young Stars (Letterkenny)

9.00pm Open Air Concert


9-11.00pm Junior Disco in St. Mary's Hall Adm: €4

10.30pm Pub Talent Competition in Strand Hotel



Sunday 13th August

2.00pm Vintage Car and Machinery Rally in Market Square

4.00pm Open Air Concert


8.00pm Wellie Throwing Final

8.00pm Concert Support Act

Janet Coyle School of Dancing

9.00pm Final Open Air Concert


10.30pm Pub Talent Competition in Pollan Beach Hotel and High Stool


Monday 14th August

8.30pm Final of Pub Talent & Connie Doherty Memorial Singer/Songwriter Competition

Ballyliffen Hotel. Adm. €8

All entries must be registered by 9pm

Music by Shunie and Hugh P Show

Dancing to 1.00am




Cooperation with Gardai and Stewards would be appreciated.

Traffic diversions in operation throughout the week

Side Show, Pony Rides, Shooting Range,

Bumper Cars, Swingboats etc.


Inishowen Garden Equipment~ BEST KEPT GARDEN


The Festival Committee accept no responsibility for loss or damages incurred during the Festival.

Late Openings & Music in Pubs and Hotels for the duration of the Festival.

For further information on Festival Events

Tel: 074-9376477 Mobile 086 3427373

email : clonmanyfestival@gmail.com

Next Years Festival Dates

40th Anniversary

Sunday 5th to Sunday 12th August 2006

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