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Adrigoles Duck Race Festival guaranteed to be great quack

June 20th, 2015 4:30 PM

By Southern Star Team

Date for your diary: Members of the organising committee launched the annual Adrigole GAA Duck Race Festival.

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GREAT quack is guaranteed at Adrigole’s GAA Duck Race Festival that will take place over the August bank holiday weekend.

The popular event will take place at the base of the beautiful Hungry Hill on the grounds of Hungry Hill Lodge and campsite where there will be a fully licenced marquee.

A varied programme of events will run right through from Thursday, July 30th, starting with a Céilidh/barn dance up until Sunday, August 2nd, when the family fun day takes place.

Of course, the highlight of the weekend will be the annual duck race, closely followed by the Baa-ra sheep racing, both taking place on Sunday.

This year a tag rugby event has been added to the programme of events. This tournament will take place on Saturday, August 1st, and all teams are welcome. Registration forms are available by contacting Sean (087-9568363), Paul (086-3561869) or Joey (087-9865827).

It promises to be great craic with plenty of refreshments available pre and post-match.

There will be live music every night from Thursday right through to Sunday where there will be live music from 3pm until late. Highlights include Pa Curran performing tracks from his new album while Murphys Men will bring their own unique style to the weekend. Many other acts will be performing right throughout the weekend.

Sunday promises to be a jam-packed day of events. Starting from 1pm there will be a host of children’s activities followed by the annual Baa-raa races where you will see sheep reach record heights as they steeplechase their way around the circuit.

A vintage car and tractor run will also take place travelling up to the top of the majestic Healy Pass. This is all before the main event, the 2015 duck race.

There will be plenty food and refreshments on site that offer a little something for everyone and it promises to be a fun-filled weekend with something for all the family.

Keep up-to-date with any additions to the programme of events on www.adrigolegaa.com, the Adrigole GAA Facebook page or on the Twitter handle @Adrigolegaa.

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