Kildorrery Festival: 50 Years Young!

Meeting up earlier this week, making final preparations for Kildorrery Festival were committee members, back: Linda Murphy, Eileen Harrington, Eamonn McCarthy (secretary), Jennifer Cooke and Siobhan Skinner. Front: Louise O’Brien, Marie Collins (chairperson) and Sherry Collins.

To do anything for fifty years is an achievement; to do anything for fifty years, and to do it well, is remarkable. And to run not only a festival, but a rip-roaring one at that, for half a century is something else entirely! Of course, that’s what Kildorrery have done, and 2022 won’t be letting the side down anytime soon.

The Avondhu is reliably informed that the preparation gone into the extravaganza that is ‘Reeling In The Years’ has been intense, and if rehearsals around the village are anything to go by it’s shaping up to be one hell of a performance. Opening night keeps things firmly in the village, as the Rose ‘Over’ the Hill takes place.

Paying homage to the glorious Roses of the past, organisers guarantee that viewers will be holding their sides with laughter as they are reintroduced to some of Kildorrery’s former Roses. With a time advertised of 8pm until ‘late’ and a full bar on-site, opening night should go down as something to be celebrated in another 50 years time!

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