Castlelyons Carnival In Aid of Fr. Ferris Park Development Set for August


The Castlelyons Carnival & School Reunion 2017 is set to take place from Sunday 13 to Sunday, 20 August at the Marquee at Fr Ferris Park.
A very busy and diligent committee are putting the finishing touches to our very exciting and full programme of events. Under the co-ordination of Pat O’Sullivan everything seems to be falling into place in what we hope will be a well-supported Carnival of entertainment and fun.
The itinerary so far includes the Carnival’s opening ceremony on Sunday, 13 August, the School Reunion on Friday, 18 August – which includes the Ecumenical service and launch of the book reflecting on school times past – followed by the Barbeque Evening the Laughing Shamrocks band on Saturday, 19 August and the Picnic in the Park and closing ceremony on Sunday, 20 August.
All proceeds will go to reducing the debt on Fr. Ferris Park and upgrading facilities there. This invaluable facility with its pitch, playground and all-weather walkway is of immense importance to so many families, individuals, visitors and especially local clubs who would be at a great disadvantage without it. It is of regular use to Castlelyons Juvenile G.A.A. and at times Castlelyons Senior Club for training Castlelyons Camogie Club, Castlebridge Celtic F.C. Castlelyons National School and it is home to St. Nicholas Athletic Club. Being of such benefit to practically all ages and aspects of community life we hope that generous support will be forthcoming. We may even at present be witnessing a future All Ireland Medallists, or National, European or World Athletes, or a Premiership Soccer Player train here.
Fr. Ferris Park is the property of each and every individual in the Paris equally, and is managed and developed by a sub-committee of Castlelyons Community Council who are elected by ballot every three years. The Park and its development is bigger than any one individual and should be supported in every way possible for future generations, it is up to the present generation to ensure it provides entertainment and solace for all who use it now and into the future.
Fr. Ferris Park is in need of further development such as dressing rooms and toilets, a Band Stand, resurfacing of the all-weather walkway and possibly a Basketball Court. It is now up to all individuals and clubs who utilise Fr. Ferris Park to put their shoulder to the wheel and give their full support to the Carnival and all its events.