THE Courtmacsherry Harbour Festival begins this Friday when it will be officially opened by camogie and football star Briege Corkery. Â
The festivities in Courtmac last for 11 days and are anchored around the Courtmacsherry Regatta on Saturday August 5th â an event that has a very proud tradition.
Both on land and sea there are plenty of events for young and old, locals and visitors.
A tennis tournament for the Chaillet Family Perpetual Cup is the first event on the festival programme. Â
The official opening on Friday night is in the Community Centre where the Recognition Award will also be presented.
Soccer tournaments, a teddy bears' picnic and a beach banquet are the main events on Saturday while Sunday's itinerary is varied.Â Â
Following Mass and Service, there will be events such as a car treasure hunt and a family fun day in the lawn of Courtmacsherry Hotel.
A balloon release and âhuman foosball' are two of the newer events providing entertainment aplenty. Â
The evening concludes with the Butlerstown Variety Group Showcase at the Courtmacsherry Hotel. Â
Last Easter the group staged Sing with a Swingâ a show that drew a full house for six nights.
Meanwhile, orienteering, beach volleyball, cycle races, time trials, kite making, a dog show and beach soccer are just some of the other events being hosted throughout the week.
A brochure with a full programme of events is available locally or see the website www.courtmacsherry.ie for more.