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FESTIVAL OF FINN PROGRAMME 2017

Are you visiting Ireland from Abroad? If so make sure that you sign our Visitor Book at Bofey Quinns. Enjoy your stay in Corofin and we hope you’ll come back!

THANKS TO ALL OUR SPONSORS & VOLUNTEERS.

Thu. Apr 27th
9.00pm: Official Opening & Poetry Night. Details to follow. Voluntary contribution €5. Teach Ceoil. Cheese & wine sponsored by Minihane’s Centre. (info)
Evening: Pub Entertainment. (info)

Fri. Apr 28th
5.00pm – 9.30pm: Corofin Village Market. Market evening at St Patrick’s Hall showcasing the best of local produce and crafts. Free event. (info)
6.00pm: Corofin Heritage Trail Guided Walk. Join local guide Pius Murray for a fascinating 2.5km (90 mins) trek through our local heritage. Meet outside St Patrick’s Hall. Booking recommended at 087 9828173. Adults €5, Children U-16 free. (info)
9.00pm: Festival Pub Quiz. Are you on top of current affairs? General knowledge good? Local Quizmaster James Neylon sets the questions for this team event in Hogan’s Pub. Teams of 4. Entry €20 per team. Prizes for top 3 teams. (info)
Evening: Pub Entertainment. Enjoy a variety of entertainment in the local pubs. (info)

Sat. Apr 29th
10.00am: Burren Guided Walking Tour. Join local expert Tony Kirby for a guided walk through the Burren National Park. Meet at NPWS Information Point. Cost €10. (info)
11.00am: Pike Angling Competition. Corofin’s 4th annual pike competition from 11.00am till 3.00pm at Lake Inchiquin. €500 in cash prizes. Junior division prizes too. Some boats available but bring one if you have one. Buoyancy aids must be worn, u-18’s to be accompanied by an adult. Followed by awards and refreshments in Hogan’s Anglers Rest. Entry fee €15 – Juniors €5. Tel: Brendan 087 6674027 or Alan 087 6566609. (info)
2.00pm: Myths & Legends Bus Tour. An informal tour of some local sites associated with myths, legends and local historical characters. Includes stop for tea & scones at Dysart O’Dea Castle. Booking advisable 086 2646767 / corofinica@gmail.com. Charge €15 to cover costs. (info)
7.00pm: Irish Best Beard & Moustache Championships. Come along to Crowleys for the 5th annual competition, where the country’s mightiest beards battle for All-Ireland titles in various championship categories. Do you have what it takes to be a category winner or perhaps overall All-Ireland Champion? Competitors €10. Free entry in Crowley’s Pub marquee with DJ and BBQ. Entertainment by Half Cut. (info)
8.00pm: Corofin Dramatic Society Play. The Cripple of Inishmaan By Martin McDonagh. Directed by John Clancy. St Patrick’s Hall. €10 (info)
Evening: Pub Entertainment. Check out the Saturday night action in the local pubs. (info)

Sun. Apr 30th
12.30pm: Family Car Treasure Hunt. A popular fun event for all the family. Starting from St Patrick’s Hall. Allow 2 hours to complete. Entry €5 per car. Sponsored by Shannon Trophies. (info)
* Fringe Event – Clare Garden Festival. See www.claregardenfestival.com. *
2.00pm: Soccer Club Fun Tournament. Corofin Sportsfield, 2pm-5pm.
4.00pm – 6.30pm: Annual World Stone Throwing Championships. Corofin hosts the 18th world series at Campbell’s Yard behind Inchiquin Inn. World titles for men and ladies to be contested so make sure you have a go. €5 entry per contestant. Re-entry allowed and encouraged!! (info)
8.00pm: Sean Keane. Concert at the Teach Ceoil, book by text 086 6070941 or email corofintradfest@gmail.com. Admission: €25. (info)
Evening: Pub Entertainment. The craic continues in all of the local pubs. (info)

Mon. May 1st
12.30pm: Festival & Fancy Dress Parade. The parade theme for this year is ‘THE CIRCUS IS IN TOWN’. Starting from St Patrick’s Hall. Great prizes for most original entries, trophy for best float. Entry €2 for fancy dress competition, floats go free. Sweets sponsored by Minihane’s Centra. (info)
2.00pm: Lark at the Lake. Continuing the family day out and winding up our festival in style. Join us at the beautiful Lake Inchiquin amenity area for open-air music, boat trips, pony rides, barbeque, dog show (3.30pm), games and bouncy castle, stalls and fun. Singers & musicians welcome. Bring your rug and picnic. (Relocate to St Patrick’s Hall if too wet/windy.) (info)
7.00pm: Post Festival of Finn Party & Grand Draw. Join the Festival of Finn Committee and friends in Bofey Quinns Bar and Restaurant for a relaxed evening after the hectic holiday weekend.
8.00pm: Corofin Dramatic Society Play. The Cripple of Inishmaan By Martin McDonagh. Directed by John Clancy. St Patrick’s Hall. €10 (info)

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