The first ever Tydavnet Village country music festival was a great success on the May Bank holiday weekend. It was by the community, for the community, and run on behalf of the community. The weather was favourable, and the event, despite demanding a lot of paperwork and preparation, was easily managed. After only a few short weeks planning, there was an incredible evening of entertainment provided by DJ Darren, and the headline act “All Folk’d Up”. This band has been taking the music industry by storm and only recently had played to thousands at Cheltenham Racing Festival, and provided support to Nathan Carter at the London Palladium for St Patrick’s Day. They didn’t disappoint – hundreds of people of all ages gathered in the village, and what a party!

The committee would like to thank everyone who made the event such a success –

  • Bridget Mohan for allowing the gig-rig in front of her home
  • All the residents of the village for their patience and cooperation
  • Monaghan County Council for hoarding, benches and signage
  • Stephen Treanor for assisting with safety and signage
  • Paul Connolly for supplying truck
  • Seamus McKenna for electrical help
  • Volunteers who assisted on the day
  • The Tidy Towns committee and Paschal McCarra who assisted with clean up
  • Sliabh Beagh hotel, Knockatallon for all their assistance
  • The publicans for their generous contributions and sponsorship
  • Niamh Skinnider for social media
  • DJ Darren Feely and All Folk’d Up for music
  • The organising committee and security personnel for their hard work
  • And everyone else who assisted along the way – thank you!

The presentation of cheques to three local charities took place on Monday 14th May in Tydavnet Village Community Centre. €4,000 was presented to Tydavnet Tidy Towns car park fundraising committee, €500 was donated to Tydavnet Millennium Club to support an outing for club members later in the year, and €500 was also presented to St Dympna’s School Parent’s Association, Tydavnet. Thanks to everyone who attended the event – it was a mighty party, and it was fantastic to see the Tydavnet community in action for charity.

Presentation to Martina and Brendan Sherry from Tydavnet Millennium Club.

Presentation to Tydavnet School Parent’s Association

Festival committee presents cheque to Tydavnet Tidy Towns car park fund