The annual garden fête at St Colman's Care Centre, Keel, Achill takes place on Sunday, July 28 commencing at 2pm.
This year's fête has all the usual attractions with wheel of fortune, bric-a-brac, books, arts and crafts, etc. There are lots of activities planned for children also, with games, bouncy castle, face painting, candy floss and novelties. There will be live music and entertainment throughout the afternoon with many local artists and guest entertainers will be joining in the festivities.
St Colman's provides a comprehensive range of health care and social programmes for older and disabled people throughout the Achill parish. The ongoing viability of the service has depended on voluntary effort and in particular fund-raising for operational and development costs for almost three decades. The annual garden fête is the main fund-raising event and has enjoyed great popularity with locals and visitors alike. A super bingo in the marquee in St Colman's on Monday night, July 29 at 8.30pm rounds off the weekend's events. There is a guaranteed jackpot on the night of €500 and over €1,100 in prizes.