THE 35TH New Inn Mummers Festival, featuring musicians, singers, dancers, and storytellers, from all over Ireland, takes place on Friday January 4 and Saturday 5.
The New Inn Mummers Festival is organised by the community council. As well as fostering and promoting Irish traditional culture, it is also raising funds for the running costs and improvements to the local leisure centre. In addition, part of the proceeds are donated to charity.
Festival chairman Michael Mullins said the festival will include the Junior Competition on the Friday at 7.30pm with the Senior event being staged on Saturday at 7.30pm.
Festival secretary Michael Finnerty is expecting a number of new groups to take part this year. All groups are urged to confirm their entry as soon as possible by contacting him through 090 - 9675600. There will be cash prizes and perpetual trophies for winning groups, and individual prizes for singers, musicians, dancers, and storytellers