New Inn gets ready for 2015 Mummers Festival

THE 2015 New Inn Mummers Festival, the 37th annual staging of this celebration of Irish culture, music, song, dance, and storytelling, takes place in the New Inn Leisure Centre on Saturday January 3 and Sunday 4.

The festival, organised by the New Inn Community Council, starts at 7.30pm on the Saturday and 2.30pm on the Sunday. There will be cash prizes and trophies for groups and individual awards for musicians, singers, dancers, and storytellers. To showcase young talent in the region there will also be a competition for under 13s (Sunday ) in conjunction with the junior event for under 18s.

The senior section of the festival will be staged on Saturday night, and the winning group will be presented with the Peter J Donohue Perpetual Trophy. The festival also contributes to supporting numerous charities.

Festival secretary, Michael Finnerty is accepting entries for the various competitions on 087 - 3828281.

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