Festival of the Erne starts on Thursday 31st July with the Voice of Ireland winner Brendan McCahey opening the festival along with this years Lady of the Erne winner.
On the night there will be all sorts of activities on the main street including a busking competition with our local comhaltas
BELTURBET COMHALTAS BRANCH – Busking Competition this Thursday July 31st Main Street, in advance of the Official Opening of the Festival. Children and adults – all abilities welcome, are welcome to take part in groups of 4 or less – remember please bring a stool! Registration in Festival Office @ 6.30 p.m. Comhaltas Branch invites everyone to come along and support the buskers and enjoy the music song & dance along the street. info text/tel 086 2417867; web www.comhaltasbelturbet.com
There will be the usual pub quizs and town talent in the pubs throughout the festival.
Friday sees us with a monster barn dance on main street with music by the very popular Sean LOUGHRAN. Bring your cowboy boots and stetson and join in the line dancing and fun on the night SEE YE ALL THERE PARTNERS!
Saturday we have a big family fun day in morrissey park with bouncy castles sumo wrestlers , b b q music and much much more!
Sunday we have for the very first time ever a parade on the river Erne with all the local businesses being represented by a cruiser , this promises to be a sight not to be missed !
ALSO BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND IS THE FAMOUS PIG RACES. All the usual childrens events will be taking place as usual during the festival this year.
On the monday we will have the row boat racing once again and of course the famous fireworks that night bringing the festival to a close. We will be entertained on the night also by the Mountain road band who will parade the crowd down to Morrissey Park for the fireworks display. Looking forward to seeing everyone once again this year at our local festival, which is the longest running festival in the North West. SO COME ALONG ONCE AGAIN AND SUPPORT YOUR TOWN .
EXHIBITION ON OLD BELTURBET- As this is the 38th year of Belturbet Festival of the Erne and the 24th. The Lady of the Erne, an Exhibition on OLD BELTURBET will take place from Thursday July 31st in the Festival Office – during its opening hours. (see brochure for opening times of festival office). This exhibition will include photography, visual arts, and memorabilia. Anyone wishing to take part in this Exhibition with any of the items listed above, please Contact Peggy Gray @0873155130.
BELTURBET GOLF CLUB- in conjunction with Belturbet Festival of the Erne, will stage eight days of open golf from Sunday, July 27th – Sunday, August 3rd Open to everyone – ladies and Gents full hand/cap. Proceeds raised will go to (a) Erne Adult Social Club, (b) Belturbet Festival of the Erne and (c) Belturbet Golf Club. All welcome. No booking required – Enter at Clubhouse – Rules displayed. See Posters for full Details. Enquiries to Tony Gorby @ 0870680459.
Check out www.festivaloftheerne.com