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Edenderry Festival 2019 ready to Rock & Goal! |July 4th - 7th | FULL FESTIVAL PROGRAMME

June 20, 2019, 10:36

Press Release


Edenderry Festival 2019 ready to Rock & Goal!
July 4th – July 7th 2019


From Thursday July 4th to Sunday July 7th, the Edenderry Festival 2019 is set to ‘Rock’ with a fantastic musical line-up but this year the Festival will also feature sporting legends, theatre, art, culture, the International Busking Competition, Paw Patrol Live, fairground attractions, magic and a Super Family Day, the  Parade of Champions led by Liverpool legend JOHN ALDRIDGE and a ‘Goal’ that was a very famous moment in sporting history!


With the mighty Dublin senior football team now embarked on the road to another Sam, pundits and the GAA world in general are scratching their heads in puzzlement. Who can stop the Dubs drive for 5.  They might all do well to remember a wet September day in 1982 in Croke Park. Kerry were playing Offaly in what was expected to be a mere coronation of the team from the Kingdom to become the first team ever to do the 5 in a row. With only two minutes left in the game and Kerry two points ahead, it looked all over. A long speculative ball was sent in towards the Kerry goal. Two men rose for it, Tommie Doyle from Kerry and Seamus Darby. Darby caught it, turned and buried it in the roof of Charlie Nelligan’s net and a legend was created. The five in a row would have to wait for another time and another team.


As part of EDENDERRY FESTIVAL 2019 JULY 4th to 7th. the organising committee have decided to relive that great moment in our sporting history. On Saturday July 6th. players from both teams will gather in the Edenderry GAA clubhouse to watch the game again on a giant screen. The screening will be followed by a Q & A session chaired by Offaly hurling legend and RTE pundit Michael Duignan.


This is only one of a number of innovative pieces of the jigsaw which make up this year’s festival in the Midland town. The event begins on the Thursday night with a new play written specially for the Festival by local musician and playwright Greg Traynor.  On Friday evening The Parade of Champions will feature local teams and individuals who have won competitions during the year. Leading the parade will be Ireland and Liverpool legend JOHN ALDRIDGE who will also perform the Official Opening Ceremony.


Once again, the International Busking Competition will take place with a first prize of €1000 and no entry fee, the competition is expected to again draw the cream of Irish buskers to the town. Last year’s winner, Roby Mencaglia from Italy will jet in to perform on Sunday and announce the new winner. On Saturday 6th.  it’s fun for all the family with Snow White and the Paw Patrol Friends -  a live staging of the popular TV cartoon show which will enthral the younger festival goers.  Add in fairground rides, balloon art, face painting, interactive magic shows, art classes plus kids choirs and bands performing on the main stage, and it all adds up to a SUPER FAMILY DAY.  With art exhibitions in many locations throughout the town featuring local and visiting artists, guided historical tours of the town and live music  every night on the main stage and so much more, Festival Edenderry  July 4th to 7th,  will certainly be the place to be on July 4th – 7th


Media Contact: Danny Slevin 085 755 4379
Helen O Dwyer | PR1 | 086 2332725 | [email protected]


Festival Programme


Thursday July 4th

Music on the street over the weekend | American Tea Parties in the pubs

New play Are You Goin For A Pint’ by Greg Traynor, Larkins Bistro,  8pm.  Adm. €5


Friday July 5th

6.30 Guided historical tour of town

6.30 Parade of Champions.

March to the square with winning teams and individuals in various sports from the town.

Special guest Liverpool and Ireland legend,  John Aldridge

Musical accompaniment by Junior Comhaltas Edenderry.

7.00  Official opening with John Aldridge and special guests

7.15 Kids from The Youth Café perform songs from The Greatest Showman.

7.30 Live music with HAZE.   

8.15 BEN & IAN Cully.

9.15 RUAILE BUAILE on main stage


Saturday 6th. July

Super Family Day sponsored by Croi Laigheann Edenderry.

11am. Art Trail/ Treasure Hunt. Meeting point, Town Hall.

Fairground attractions. Magic Shows, Art Classes, Face Painting, Balloon Art, and lots more.

Performances on main stage by Youth Café choirs and bands

1.30  PAW PATROL LIVE. On the main stage.

2-5  Boxing tournament in O Donoghues Function Room Promoted by St. Josephs BC.

2.30 International Busking Competition throughout town.

6.30 Live on Main stage.  KEN & Dave,

6.45 The Festival All Stars.  



9.25 420s.

8pm The Men of 82. Celebrate the most famous goal in GAA history.

Edenderry GAA Clubhouse. Adm €10.

 10pm. Festival Party in Larkin’s Bistro. Music by MIDNITE BLUE. Adm. Free.


Sunday July 7th  

1pm. Live on main stage. Last year’s busking winner, Roby Mencaglia

2pm  Busking Competition Final

3pm OCG

4pm  Announce Busking winner. 




Finish off the evening with the music of DJ. FINCHY

Media Contacts

Helen O'Dwyer

Owner PR1

[email protected]

046 9731622

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