Popular Aughnacliffe festival to return this month

Popular Aughnacliffe festival to return this month

The 3rd annual Brian Boru Festival will take place on Saturday and Sunday, August 13 and 14 in Leebeen Park, Aughnacliffe, with a range of events for  all ages. 

Proceeds from this year's event will go towards the Leebeen Park Development Fund to continue the excellent work which has been done in recent years to develop this fabulous community resource.

The festival kicks off on Saturday with a 5/10k fun run at 2pm. Registration is open from 12pm and entry is €10 adult, €5 U-16 and a family of four rate of €20. This is open to walkers, joggers and serious runners alike with a precise distance course and clock timing in place. For further details, contact Brendan Reilly on ( 086)  0458301.

On Saturday evening, there is a Car Treasure Hunt leaving from Murtagh's Bar at 5pm and taking in a route of the local area hunting for clues. Entry fee is €20 per car with €100 plus bragging rights up for grabs.  Judges decision final in relation to all answers after a little controversy last year!

The main event takes place on Sunday, August 14 at Leebeen Park with the Brian Boru Fun Challenge from 12-6pm. This event is open to teams of three people with male, female, juvenile and mixed prize categories on the day. 

Teams will compete for the fastest times across an obstacle course incorporating a short row on Lough Leebeen and some custom built obstacles throughout the park. The course has been designed to suit all ages and abilities and includes a range of physical and mental tasks. Teams of three cost €30. 

There will be many other family activities on the day including bouncing castles, terrier racing and refreshments. There will also  be a €2 prize draw to win a large screen smart TV. Live music in Murtagh's Lounge on Sunday night will complete the weekend. 

For further details or to register your team for the obstacle race, please contact Dave Donnelly on (087) 8117945 or Garry Murtagh on  

( 087) 7558393.   Full details also available on Facebook.com/brianborufestival.