Sat 19 Aug 2023 – ONE DAY ONLY

A summary of events for 2023 is outlined below – while the ‘festival’ is one day only, the soccer competitions will run before and after 19 Aug.

For details on locations keep an eye on our Facebook and Instagram pages where we’ll be providing updates until the day itself. 

Wed 16 August

Starts 6pm5-a-side Soccer Competition
Male & Female U12 – free to enter

To enter text Sean 07471 688 160

Thurs 17 August

Starts 6pm5-a-side Soccer Competition
Male & Female U15 – free to enter

To enter text Sean 07471 688 160

Sat 19 August

11am – 2pmFamily Fun Day – Sports Complex, Craiglea

Including bouncy castles, rodeo bull, arts & crafts, balloons, face painting, dancing. Competitions – Beat the Goalie, Sponge Throw*, Bean Bag/Cactus Throw, Hook a Duck, Hoop Dunk.

*Kilrea Young Farmers are kindly running this event
11am – 2pmImagination Tent – Bowling Pavillion, Craiglea

Bring your ideas and imagination about how we can make Kilrea a better place to live, work and study in. £3,000 available to fund projects which we want to develop between now and end of the year.
3.30pmBeat the Bell

Calling runners of all ages – can you run between the Diamond and Church of Ireland faster than the church’s tolling bell? Come and give it a go and help keep this old Kilrea tradition alive after it was relaunched at last year’s festival.

Boys – U14 – beat 20 rings
Girls – U14 – beat 22 rings
Men – 14+ – beat 15 rings
Women – 14+ – beat 20 rings
3.30pmTraditional music session

A trad session will run at same time as the race, location tbc.
7pmLive Music Finale*

Owenie’s Barn

Featuring popular local acts including:

Mickey Madden 
Fergal Smyth
Collins & Davy
Conor Larkin
Francis & Majella Cassidy
Marshall Boys

Tickets £10
*Over 18 event

Sun 20 August

Starts 11am5-a-side Soccer Competition
Seniors 18+   £5 per player

To enter text Sean 07471 688 160
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