Turlough village will hold its famous annual duck race, heritage and fair day on Sunday June 17, with all the fun of the fair, entertainment and craft stalls on Turlough Street from mid-day until late evening.
Turlough community group promises a fun-filled day with live music on the street featuring the O’Donnells and friends from 2pm to 4pm followed by the Ciotogai from 4-30 pm to 6pm and great music from Mick Mulherns, all surrounded on Turlough Street by craft stalls, puppet shows and magic shows.
Leading the special interests will be the country market group who will have a great display and supply of all the best of country products. Craft stalls will also display the skills and products with great interest in the creations of local milliner Joanne O'Hara and Genes jewellery.
The Spanish flavour of plates full of Paddy’s paella will be a new interest this year and Horkan’s beekeeper will have some busy bees work to display. Rural crafts will be a big feature of the fair day in Turlough, Shaw's Equitation will have prize horses and ponies along to test the blacksmith skills of farrier Pat Ruane, community council chairperson and Ger Carney will have some of the best sheep present on Turlough Street to test the shearing skill of the visiting champion fleece shearer.
The big attraction on display will be the treshing machine, which will have a regular supply of straw sheaf to feed this giant machine.
The pet farm display by Turlough Pet World will be the big attraction for children. Horkan’s Petworld staff will display a special range of pets and be available to advise on all pet interests. During the day Turlough Street will be closed to motor traffic for visitors to enjoy the on-street entertainment and crafts.
The main attraction of the Turlough big day is the annual duck race – fast yellow (rubber ) ducks racing on Turlough river for an array of prizes sponsored by local business; each numbered duck will represent a race ticket holder and the first ten ducks across the finish line at the Turlough Park bridge will be awarded one of the listed prizes with a special prize for the last duck home.
A number of duck race tickets are available at Turlough Stores, Turlough Inn or on the Turlough Facebook page.