Celtic Fringe Festival took place 3 weeks ago and the committee is already working on next year’s festival. The success of the festival was the result of the hard work, support and commitment of the committee members, friends and volunteers. Grange and Armada Development Association would like to say: Thank you All. Thank you, because your enthusiasm is the key to the success of Celtic Fringe Festival.
Thank you to:
Wayne Mulcahy for 6 days of uncomplaining and invaluable assistance, billboards and traffic management.
North Sligo Agricultural Show for providing us with the magnificent marquee and crash barriers and also for erecting and dismantling same.
Sligo Co.Co. for traffic cones and use of car park.
Eimear Lowe who was assigned from Sligo Volunteer Centre and travelled from Carrick on Shannon to help us at Family Fun Day.
Ursula Duignan and Kate Hayes for supervision and help when needed.
Also the four Civil Defence volunteers who were on hand to provide medical assistance that day.
Paul Mc Carthy for providing the disco free of charge.
The Gallagher School of Irish Dancing for providing us with wonderful music and dancers.
Eithne O Sullivan and Liz Doherty for their excellent work at the bbq stall.
Prannie Rhatigan for lovely cakes and amazing seaweed snacks. Both Eithne and Prannie for a wonderful Thursday night at Eithne’s By The Sea. Prannie also for supporting the festival committee during the preparation of Celtic Fringe Fest and help with a number of events.
Barry O’Flynn for providing an AED machine. Also Barry and Mona O’Flynn for their help with organising the cycle tour.
Angela Leonard at Lissadell House for facilitating the cycle group and for providing them with much needed teas, coffees and scones.
Mel Casserly for organising the Horseshoe Run and Walk and his great work as Ice-Cream Man.
Carmel Roberts, Mairead Gillen, Helen Gillen, Luke Casserly, Elizabeth and Steven Wood for helping with catering, marshalling and timekeeping at the Horseshoe Race.
Micheal O Connell for sponsoring the water for runners and walkers.
Bernie Brooks, Samantha Nicholson and Nanette Francis for their help in the School Hall at the Armada Youth Drama.
Nicola Gillen Davis for the backdrop painting and also for the preparation of the hall along with Paddy Davis.
Sean Nicholson for lighting at the Armada Youth Drama.
Mick Woulfe for his professional work as stage manager and also his assistants Anthony Brennan and Adrian Devaney.
Again Anthony Brennan for compering and introductions at the Armada Youth Drama and also for his wonderful performance along with Luke Devaney during the Bus Tour.
Thomas Gillen who was a Walk Leader and Ewan Davies who played a drum.
Michael Waters for providing a blacksmith apron and Michael Brennan for providing blacksmith tools.
Mary Casey who helped at the Bus Tour.
For giving permission to use their land: Tommy O’Donnell (Land Owner Castletown), Mary Siberry (Land Owner Glencar), Martin Branley (Land Owner Largydonnell), Damien Foley (Land Owner Rossclogher).
Elaine Hanson for designing and manufacturing the streamers.
Ita Charles for wall hangings refurbishment.
Dermot Feeney for outdoor decoration.
Sinead Mitchell for liaison at Lang’s.
Edward Moran for providing us with a lectern.
Dr John Pender for moderating panel discussion during the Lecture Series.
Jimmy Keogh for providing us with the loan of a screen.
Flautist Robert Tobin for an extraordinary performance during the Lecture Series and assisting at Prannie’s stall.
Auriel Robinson for organisation two Streedagh Walks.