The Annual Castlelyons Carnival is ready to kick off from the 4 to 12 August, and is packed with activities and fun for all the family. All proceeds from the week long festivities will be go directly to the Community Council Projects, the main one of which is the maintenance and upgrading of Fr. Ferris Park. Speaking with The East Cork Journal James Ronayne (Chairman of the committee) said, “Funds for Fr. Ferris Park are needed more than ever. Many sports and schools groups make use of the park on a daily basis but, as it is not an official ground affiliated with any sporting or educational body, we have had to rely on Cork County Council and fundraising in the community. Three separate grant applications were made this year to Cork County Council and those grants would have helped enormously in maintaining and upgrading facilities at Park for the benefit of the whole community. Unfortunately they were turned down. It is very disheartening but we’ll carry on and hope that future applications meet with success so that future generations can enjoy the park.”
With so much on over the week, please come along to Fr. Ferris Park and the Carnival Marquee to support the community in their efforts. Dog shows, discos, games, fun and music – including the great Art Supple and his Band, are lined up and ready to keep young and old entertained throughout the week.