We are very excited to be entering our 30th year, becoming one of the leading fair day festivals in the country and have always stood strong to our mission, “To organise a festival for Sligo that provides fun and entertainment while showcasing our traditional heritage and crafts”.
The loyalty of the people of South Sligo and the great community spirit within the region The Tubbercurry Old Fair Festival has grown into a five day celebration with something for both young and old. The Tubbercurry Old Fair Day Festival’s highlight is the Old Fair Day, which is always held on the second Wednesday in August. This gives you the chance to relive yesteryear on the Fair Day in Our Heritage Village where you can experience the sights and sounds and Smells of Fair Days gone by with live animals, live demonstrations of thatching, weaving, Butter-making, trashing, pottery making, rush work and much, much more.
If you would like to get involved in sponsoring, advertising or supporting the fair, please get it touch. We also welcome new members to join our committee so please contact us if you would like to volunteer.
We hope to see you again this August.
2015 Tubbercurry Old Fair Day
Tommy McGuinness, Chairperson
- Seamus O’Rourke “2 Plays…One Night”…The Sand Park is the sometimes hilarious account of how James Anthony Lowery, a man in his mid fifties, came to terms with the death of his son, fifteen years ago and now more recently, his wife Rose. It’s a play about rural Irish life and the way we cope with the inevitable, it’s a play about how life and death and humour and love and sadness all live in the same house together… and then a strange thing happens… & INDIGESTION; The story revolves around a man who is shipped off to London when he is 17… goes through bouts of depression, obesity and anger issues… finds and loses love, comes back to Ireland to more misfortune and mayhem and yet there is HOPE and loads of fun in that story too, there has to be, it’s real and in reality laughter and tears are never far from each other and that’s even more true when you bring stories to the stage.
- Tickets €12 & on Sale from Gillespies Menswear & Sport