Brace yourselves folks – this bank holiday weekend is going to be a mad one!
Saturday 5th Rapscallion Drama Group will present “The Mean Streets of Garradrimna” – a play by Frank Shouldice – at St Patrick’s Hall this Saturday night. Frank’s narrated piece takes a wry modern day look at Brinsley McNamaras life and work. Brinsley is on stage throughout and has lively conversations with his narrator, the characters from his most notorious book, and an American academic who has studied his career as a writer. The play will be followed by a discussion of the book’s artistic and social legacy. Tickets are / were €10 from Michael Leonard but I’ve heard a rumour that they’re all gone!
Sunday 6th (GULP!) 11:30 – Registration will open for the annual 5k fun run / walk / waddle from Archerstown Community Centre in aid of Delvin Hospice! All runners, joggers and walkers are welcome to get involved with the run itself to kick off at 12.30. Refreshments afterwards. 12:00 – Delvin Cattle Mart will welcome thousands of avid readers from across the midlands when gates open for the annual book fair! With free admission, free parking, live entertainment, guest readers and tens of thousands of books from no more than €1 each, this event is a must for all ages. 12:30 – Friends of Shane Ivory will be hosting a Tractor Run, leaving from the former golf club on the Collinstown Road at 12.30. All ages, makes and models of tractor are welcome to join and pre-event music will be provided courtesy of Conor Halpin Entertainment. 21:00 – What better way to round the day off and help a great cause by heading to the Greyhound Bar to support the benefit night for Shane Ivory. The night will include a sponsored head shave, an auction with some fantastic items up for grabs and much, much more. Start time to be confirmed.