Issued on behalf of Lombardstown Community Council:
Lombardstown Community Council is hosting a fun packed family day in the village this Sunday, 31st August 2014 from 2pm to 6pm.
This fun packed family fun day centres around the village’s tennis court and green area and will feature an extensive range of entertainment for the entire family to enjoy. A lively tennis blitz will commence proceedings on the day with qualification for the final taking place from 2pm sharp. Bouncy castles, milk the cow, DJ, face painting and many more activities will be the order of the day.
A highlight which is back by popular demand, is a heritage walk of the village starting at the Lombardstown Post Office will take place at 1pm lead by local historian Donie O’ Sullivan which proved immensely popular last year.
Jerry O’ Regan, Chairman of Lombardstown Community Council said “We are all looking forward to this year’s family fun day in the village. Following on from last year’s family fun day success, we have bigger and better attractions on offer this year. The preparations have now all been completed with a great selection of activities and entertainment organised for the entire family to enjoy. I would encourage all the family to come and join us this Sunday which will no doubt be a great day. Days like these give people of the area an opportunity to meet their neighbours and offer a key social gathering for everyone to enjoy”.
Market stalls will also feature prominently during the fun day with home baking, vegetables herbs and preserves the order of the day. Handmade cards and jewellery, all locally produced will also be on offer along with face painting facilities and a designated nail bar for the ladies is certain to brighten and colour the day. A full BBQ will be alight to cater for the appetite of all along with a selection of ice creams to cool things a little! Lombardstown Community Council will also sell refreshments so everyone will be catered for.
The “Balding Cow” family fun day gets its unique name from the old Gaelic name for Lombardstown which translates as “the field of the bald cow”. The reason for Lombardstown getting this name have been lost in the mists of time said Mr. O’ Regan. “We wanted a name for the festival that would not only stand out but would also catch some flavour of Lombardstown’s history. Judging by interest the name of the event has generated, I think we have succeeded in that.”
Jennifer Macer, Secretary of Lombardstown Community Council added “The fun day is the culmination of the many ideas suggested by the community of Lombardstown during the year and I am delighted we can offer something for everyone to enjoy this weekend. I hope everyone will enjoy the day and all proceeds from the fun day will go directly back into the community to develop amenities further into the future”.
Anyone interesting in taking part in the Tennis blitz on the day or in Tennis club membership can register with Bernadette Ring on 086 3127118.