Photos by Pat Shortall
A heavy shower midway through the festivities failed to dampen the enthusiasm of the neighbours and friends gathered to celebrate at the Newpark Community Field Day.
The Kilkenny Observer was present to see Mayor Joe Malone officially open proceedings and compliment the organisers on the scope and diversity of the event. Face painting, homemade burgers, deli stands, tea, coffee, bingo, books, raffles, exotic plants and Mary Wong’s idiosyncratic ‘Lucky Dip’ were just some of the attractions that captivated the attendance.
Special mention must be given to Leah Tyrrell, Aoife Lennon, Holly Scanlon and Ava McGuirk whose ‘Buns & Bracelets’ stall raised much need funds for the ‘Kilkenny Helping the Homeless’ charity.
Throughout the afternoon the musical entertainment was provided by the Seán Shortis Big Band.
Concluding the day, Michael Deegan, on behalf of the committee, thanked Kilkenny County Council and all who helped make the community gathering such a great success.