Partry will be Wheelin’ in the Years on Heritage Day

Jacqueline Horan and Lil Cronin in full fancy dress for the Great High Nelly Run as part of Partry Heritage and Family Fun Day last year.

Jacqueline Horan and Lil Cronin in full fancy dress for the Great High Nelly Run as part of Partry Heritage and Family Fun Day last year.

Heritage Day has been a major part of the calendar in Partry for some time now and 2017 promises something for everyone. Partry Heritage and Family Fun Day will take place on Sunday, August 27, from 1pm at Partry Athletic FC Grounds. It will be a fabulous day for the whole family, with arts and crafts demonstrations, vintage displays, bouncy castle, face-painting, pony and trap rides, fancy dress, music and dancing and so much more.

After last year’s great success, Partry will host its second Great High Nelly Run as part of the Heritage Day festivities. The organisers wish to appeal to all High Nelly owners to bring them along on the day. With many people having High Nelly bicycles in barns and sheds around the county, people are asked to dust them down and get them ready for the Great High Nelly Run.

Noel Gibbons, road safety officer for Mayo, will lead the cycle through Partry village, and Clodagh Doyle, from the Museum of Country Life, will judge the High Nelly bicycles. Ms Doyle will also be giving a very interesting talk Tuesday, August 22, at 8.30pm in Partry Community Centre on the topic of ‘Down Memory Lane: Childhood in the 1950s’. With something to offer for every generation, make sure to put Partry Heritage Week in your diary this month.

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