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Clonmany Festival 2007 Programme

On the 5th of August as the festival parade winds its colourful way down the pituresque village of Clonmany for the 40th 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.

The committee would appreciate a subscription of €5 from adults for allopen air concerts. Children under 12 free. This is due to the high standard of bandsperforming ans also because of the high costs of running the festival. However all subscriptions are greatly appreciated.


Sunday 5th August

2.30pm Opening Parade and Fancy Dress 

Bands : Inver Pipe Band and Buncrana Accordian 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

9.00pm Open Air Concert


9.00pm Junior Disco in St. Mary's Hall Adm: €5

10.30pm Pub Talent in High Stool Bar



Monday 6th 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


9.00pm Open Air Concert


10.30pm Pub Talent in McCauley's Bar

11.30pm Revival of Old Irish Kitchen in Market House

Singing, Dancing, Recitation. All Welcome



Tuesday 7thAugust

9.30pm Children Fun Trip. 

Bus pick-up at 9:30 from Market House taking kids to Waines World for 1 1/2 hours and then off to lunch and trip to cinema, returning to Market Square at 2pm.

Booking essential. Tel: 074-9322450 Admission €15.

10.30pm 40th Clonmany Agricultural Show and Sheepdog Trials at Pollan.

Horses, ponies, cattle, sheep and home industries.

Full programme of events - fun classes for horses, sports, pet show and dog show - 8 classes - €600 in Prize Funds. A great Family day out.

Enquiries 074-9376539

1.00pm Hillwalk - contact Gerard McGeehan

Enquiries 086-8512716

2.00pm Pool Competition in McDonald's Bar

Enquiries : 074-9376103

3.00pm Townland Golf Challenge

Annaugh v Ballyliffin

8.00pm Concert Support Act

9.00pm Open Air Concert


9.00pm Pub Talent Competition in Briney’s Bar



Wednesday 8th August

9.00am Two Day Open Golf Competition. Festival Cup at Ballyliffin Golf Club.

Bookings 074-9376119

12.00noon Clonmany School Yard Sale

In aid of new school.

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

Enquires : 074-9376265

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

8.00pm Wellie Throwing

8.00pm Concert Support Act

Janet Coyle School of Dancing

9.00pm Open Air Concert


10.00pm Pub Talent Competition in McFeeley's Bar & Square Bar

11.30pm Old Irish Kitchen in Market House


Thursday 9th August

9.00am Two Day Open Golf Competition. Festival Cup at Ballyliffin Golf Club.

Booking 074-9376119

3.00pm U10's & U15's Junior Talent Competition 

Sponsored by Andrew McGonigle Plasterers - Cloontagh

Entries from 1.30-2.30pm

7.00pm North Pole Cycle Club

Registration 6.00pm - Market Square

36k Cycle Run - Tour of the Lakes

7.00pm Crisp Eating and Mineral Drinking Competition in Market Square

8.00pm Concert Support Act

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

9.00pm Open Air Concert

Night of Nostalgia

Larry Cunningham, Brian Coll, Susan McCann, Gene Stuart, Richie Kavanagh, Aidy Quinn backing band

Compere - Pio McCann

10.00pm Pub Talent Competition in McDonald's Bar, Rusty Nail  & Ballyliffin Hotel



Friday 10th August

11.00am Clonmany Festival's Market Day in Market Square

Buskers welcome. Stalls €20

4.00pm Square Bar Car Treasure Hunt

6.00pm Pub Tug-o-War

7.30pm Inishowen Athletic Club presents

Joe Farrell Memorial Cup

5K Road Race (Running and Walking)

             Prizes for each category. €5 entry fee.

Enquiries Owen Doherty  074-9376093
Mobile 086-3360636

7.30pm Dennis McCool 7-a-side Memorial Cup, Urris v Malin

Crampsie Park, Straid.

8.00pm Wellie Throwing in Parochial Field

8.00pm Concert Support Act

White Shadows

9.00pm Open Air Concert


9.00pm  Bingo in St. Mary's Hall

10.30pm Pub Talent in Toland's Bar

10.30pm Ceilí in St.Mary's Hall

Music by Copper Plate Ceilí Band. 



Saturday 11th 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

Enquiries 074-9376489

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

9.00pm Open Air Concert


9.00pm Junior Disco in St. Mary's Hall Adm: €5

10.30pm Pub Talent Competition in Strand Hotel



Sunday 12th August

2.00pm Vintage Car and Machinery Rally in Market Square

Pipe Band in attendance.

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

11.00pm Spectular Fireworks Display


Monday 13th August

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

Strand Hotel. Adm. €8

All entries must be registered by 8.15pm

Music by Shunie and Hugh 




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

41th Anniversary

Sunday 3rd to Sunday 10th August 2008

40th Year Souvenir Book and Irish Emigrant by William Doherty on sale in the festival office and shops.

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