Inistioge Summer Festival 2014

01/06/2014

FAMILY FESTIVAL IN A MAGICAL LOCATION JUNE BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND!

Drink in the joys and beauty of the Summer at the Inistioge Summ/er Festival this June Bank Holiday weekend. Located between Thomastown and New Ross this stunning village is set in the heart of the beautiful Nore Valley. Now in its 6th year the Inistioge Summer Festival has grown into a very popular festival which continues to be about traditional fun and games for all the family.  

Fun and Games

Among the attractions wtill be a Mystical Mega Slide, Climbing Wall, Bungee Run, Rodeo Bull (always a favourite) Vintage Cars and NEW this year the Velcro Sticky Wall!

There are the obligatory festivalstaples for kids - facepainting, guess how many balloons in the car, stocks, supervised bouncy castle, pony rides and much much more. 

Vintage Boutique

The addition of the ‘Vintage Boutique’ last year was a huge success, a tasteful marquee showcasing pre-loved garments, costume jewellery and accessories. This will take place again in a tasteful marquee.

Toy Emporium

New this year is the addition of the ‘Pre-loved Toy Emporium’, an Aladdins cave of toys, books, dolls, teddies and much much more! Bring along your teddy to the Teddy Bears picnic, prize for the best dressed teddy! Keep an eye out for the giant hay teddy in the field.

The festival kicks off on Sunday, 1st June, when the GAA pitch will be transformed into one big playground with a packed programme of events from 1 p.m. to 5.30 p.m.  For all animal lovers this year’s festival will again include the Dog Show.

To recharge the batteries, after all these fantastic activities, there will be plenty of food and refreshments with tasty food stalls to whet the appetite.  Catering for every budget, they include a summer BBQ, a marquee serving teas, coffees and locally produced homemade treats along with an array of gourmet foods and dessert stalls.  In the craft and farmers market there will be a wide range of handmade crafts and gifts, childrens’ toys and a plentiful supply of organic local produce to purchase.

The day will wind down on Sunday evening with the usual FREE open air concert in the Millennium Garden in the heart of Inistioge village, always a great evening’s entertainment!

Speaking at the official Inistioge Summer Festival launch, Jackie Sheehan, a member of the Festival Committee, expressed her delight at introducing the extended and enhanced 2014 festival, “The theme for the Festival revolves around traditional outdoor family entertainment in an unrivalled magical location.  It’s all about fun, healthy pursuits, good food, great crafts and lots of activities for the kids!  I'm also looking forward to browsing around the Vintage Boutique for some treasures!”

The Inistioge Summer Festival is on Sunday 1st June from 1pm until late.  Entrance is FREE for children and €5 for adults.

About the Festival

All funds raised from the event will go towards offsetting the cost of the Cois Abhann Centre, a joint effort by the Inistioge Community Council and the Rower Inistioge GAA club.  The Inistioge Summer Festival is supported by the Kilkenny Leader Partnership and is a member of the Kilkenny Community Festival Network, supporting rural tourism in Kilkenny.

For more details to view a video of last year’s festival highlights log onto Facebook/InistiogeSummerFestival here or see www.inistioge.ie 

Anyone wishing to have a stall at the Festival you can download an application form here

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