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Winner of 2017 Best Tourism Award & Best Cultural Festival, Sligo Business Awards

Festival Programme Old Fair Day

Tubbercurry La tSean Aonaigh


Tubbercurry, Co.Sligo

Free Entry To Family Fun Day & Old Fair Day #OldFairDay

Sat 4th - Wed 8th August 2018 Live Craft Demonstrations - Heritage, Arts & Craft Village Vintage - Animals - Food Stalls - Kids Zones - Live Music Declan Nerney, Lisa McHugh, Shane McGowan & Friends, UNOWHO Band - Ocean FM Broadcast...

Funfair Nightly

Welcome to the 33rd Tubbercurry Old Fair Day The Festival was brought back to life in 1985 and is now considered one of the leading Fair Days in the country, which is now in its 33rd year. The festival has grown into a five day event and offers a wide variety of entertainment for both young and old. Our Festival is a voluntary organisation ran by the proud people of Tubbercurry and its surrounding parishes. Our fair is unique in that it is completely free of charge.

On the Old Fair Day Watch Live Demonstrations Throughout the Day or try a Pottery Workshop in our Heritage & Craft Village

Photography throughout the booklet, thanks to Marie Brouder, Richard McCarthy & Tony O’Brien.

Thank You As Chairperson, a sincere word of thanks must go to Committee members, stewards, local businesses, sponsors, Sligo Leader, An Garda Siochana, County Councillors, Sligo County Council, Staff and Town Engineer, photographers and all those who helped in anyway to make our event possible. Finally on behalf of our fair day committee we extend to all our visitors a hearty “Cead Mile Failte”. We hope you enjoy our 33rd year celebrations and enjoy your stay in Tubbercurry.

Sean McDonagh, Chairperson 2018

Opening Day... Sat, 4th August

Teddy Bears Picnic

Sponsored by

Lollipop Lane Crèche, & Montessori School

1 p.m. Explore the Forest Walk

With games, pets, face painting, crafts & activities, €2 per child. All monies raised are in aid of the Sligo General Hospital Pediatric Unit.

Followed by...Live Music On the Square Tubbercurry Sponsored by local publicans.




Delcan Nerney & Band


The band consists of six musicians and vocalist brought together to form a group rooted in rock but with one foot held firmly outside the box. With a diverse range of vocals, instruments and styles, UNOWHO boasts the unique ability to perform most music genres from Pop, Rock, Indie, Soul, Rhythm and Blues, Folk, Alternative Rock, Funk & Traditional.

Declan along with his multi-talented band will provide vibrant & exciting dance programme. “We recently released a new 12 track Album ONE MORE KISS and DVD titled WHERES THE PARTY which was awarded best DVD of this year at this year’s Hot Country Awards night in Cavan“.This new material shows off another side of Declan’s talents “it has been doing exceptionally well for us gaining us a lot of new fans“ said Declan. He is always imminent to boost of his massive champion sun music holiday on the continent…The Hooley In the Sun each September with a host of top stars. Couple all this with former hits, Stop the World, Marquee in Drumlish, Three Way Love Affair, Gota get up In the Morning, Walking on New Grass name a few of Declan’s massive hits and you have a great night to look forward to.

Followed by live music in the pubs

Loads more surprises....

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Sun, 5th August

1pm Sponsored by Surlis’s Tubbercurry

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Tractor Pull

Pottery Workshop

Fun Fair Rides & Bouncy Castles

Family BBQ & Music 5pm O’C Bar In aid of local community groups.

With tunes by DJ Shane Walsh

Sun, 5th August

Thunder Crews Shows Roll Into Tubbercurry!

When the Thunder Crew roll into town, you know its about to go down. This team of heavy hitters bring all the best of World Class BMX Freestyle Action to Tubbercurry for 1 day only. Expect to see upside down daredevil moves like you’ve never seen before, accompanied by a live DJ, Event MC & heaps of Crowd prizes to be won. Thunder will deliver a series of high energy Stunt performances throughout the day on their mobile custom built half pipe stunt ramp.

ily Fam Fun Day Sponsored by Surlis’s Tubbercurry

The Thunder Action Sports “Mobile Half Pipe Ramp”

This ‘one of a kind’ Ramp in Ireland will allow kids the opportunity to try out Ramp riding and learn new Scooter Skills with the No.1 Scooter rider James Macilwaine. The ramp is ideal for beginners! The workshop will run throughout the day (ages 6+). Scooters & helmets are provided.

Circus Workshops with Réalta

Amelie & Aidan have performed across Ireland, Asia, Europe and the US. They are highly experienced tutors and teach workshops in circus skills during our Family Fun Day.

Mon, 6th August

5K Run/ Walk In aid of Community Park

7 p.m. registration at the South Sligo Community Park, organised by South Sligo Athletic Club. Race starts at 7.30 p.m. Mon, 6th August

Header’s Cup 5-a-side Soccer Tournament

See facebook for further details.

Tues, 7th August 5 p.m. Treasure Hunt, Square €10/Team 4.

Enjoy Murray’s Funfair Nightly During the Festival

Wed, 8th August - Tubbercurry Old Fair Day

From 9 a.m. Experience Irish Heritage, Arts & Crafts Live Demonstrations & Workshops in our Craft Village Glass Blowing I Traditional Irish Crafts I Pottery I Ironmongery Thatching I Haymaking I Rush Work I Bread Making I Basket Weaving I Weaving I Farrier I Making Musicial Instruments Threshing I Wood Turning I Boxty Making I Butter Maker I Artists I & more... Old Fair Day


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Fun at the Funfair Nightly

Wed, 8th August - Tubbercurry Old Fair Day

Experience Yesteryear Tubbercurry Old Fair Day Visit our Host of Exhibitors Artisan Foods & Breads Sample a range of Irish Organic Food Artisan Foods & Breads Irish Fudge & Chocolate A host of Irish Produce.

“Online travel company Flight Network, the largest travel agency in Canada, rated Tubbercurry Old Fair Day as their 14th of a Top 36 Global Festival list”

RSA Roadshow, Motor & Vehicle Displays I Children’s Zones Sligo Volunteer Centre, “Volunteer Voices” exhibition, talks & displays in St. Brigid’s Hall

Live music nightly during the festival in the local pubs...see Facebook for details. On Fair Day: Bus Eireann Drop Off & Collection Point will take place on Tubbercurry By-Pass

Wed, 8th August - Tubbercurry Old Fair Day

Live at Old Fair Day 9a.m. Ocean’s FM flagship current affairs show North West Today hosted by Niall Delaney Listen to your favourite show live on Tubbercurry Old Fair Day.

Live Music On Stage Shane McGowan & Friends 12p.m.

With the determination and talent to last a lifetime, Lisa McHugh is a Glaswegian born star that’s more than ready to shine. With her mum and dad’s love for country music, Lisa was introduced to the scene at a young age. She grew up listening to everything from Daniel O’ Donnell to Alan Jackson and with a huge passion for music, Lisa quickly learned how to play guitar and began singing. With her talent growing each day and immense drive and determination, Lisa’s ambition to pursue a career in country music grew and in June 2010 she left her job in her dad’s construction business and moved to Ireland. She quickly put together her band, with her connections in the business after travelling to and fro for gigs, and soon got her show on the road. Now with a crew of 10 and a show that has scores of people dancing all night long, Lisa is certainly living the dream. Having now gained thousands of fans, the 27 year old beauty has won many awards to date including ‘Female Vocalist of The Year’ 5 years running and ‘Outstanding Achievement on the World Stage’ 2012 when she appeared on the Grand Ole Opry – the home of country music as a guest of the legendary Gene Watson. Lisa has released 5 albums so far, with “Wildfire” reaching number 7, and her latest album “#Country” shooting straight into the top 10 in The Irish Charts and reaching number 3. Her upcoming, and 6th album, ‘#lLisaLive’ follows her first ever Live DVD, which was recorded at a sold out performance in Marketplace Theatre Armagh. Along with her undeniable talent and bubbly personality, Lisa is not only a great performer, but also a talented television presenter, She has had her own hit TV series, “On The Road With Lisa” and co-presented the Irish TV Awards, which were broadcast, live worldwide. Lisa continues to capture peoples’ hearts all over the country with her charisma, charm and of course her unbelievable talent on-stage.

Lisa McHugh & Band 3p.m.

Volunteer Voices by Sligo Volunteer Centre From 10am in St. Brigid’s Hall, Talks at 11am & 2.30pm

centre ‘Volunteering Strengthens Communities’ visit us for information sessions, volunteer Ionad d’Obair Dheonach Sligeach SLIGO meet community groups & volunteers and find out about volunteering in Sligo.

North Connaught College Mayo, Sligo & Leitrim Education and Training Board Tubbercurry, Co. Sligo T:(071) 9185035 E:

Funding may be available under either BTEA, VTOS, SUSI GRANTS for courses

Your Journey Starts Here... NCC offers a wide variety of full-time and part-time courses leading to certification at levels 5 & 6 on the QQI framework of qualifications. Courses:

Administration, Beauty Therapy, Childcare, Childcare with Montessori, Community Development, eBusiness, Health Service Skills, health Service Supervisory Management Skills, Nursing, Retail, Security Studies, Tourism, Warehousing & Distribution

Part-Time Day Courses:

Back to Education Initiative (BTEI)

Night Classes

With QQI qualifications Level 5 & Level 6, Hobby Classes

Open Day Monday, 3rd Sept 3-6p.m.

Bank of Ireland Tubbercurry are delighted to continue our support of our local community in 2018, with highlights from 2017 including the Tubbercurry Old Fair Day Family Fun Day and CoderDojo coding classes for kids. Join us at Bank of Ireland tent on the Old Fair Day, Wednesday 8th August for fun and games including our Coderdojo demonstration.

Sheila Lenehan,

Tubbercurry Bank of Ireland

Mc Sorley’s Tubbercurry

Atm Machine on Premises Frank & Honest Tea & Coffee Facilities Seating Area Hot and Cold Deli Available Freshly made Sandwiches & Pizza Daily Customer Parking Available Free Wi Fi Whipped Ice Cream Available E Top ups available

Opening hours Monday to Saturday 7am to 11pm Sunday and Bank Holidays 8am to 11pm

Tubbercurry & District Credit Union We are open for lending, call into our newly refurbished offices or email us on to find out more information on our competitive loan rates.

T: 071-9186297


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Tubbercurry Old Fair Day First For News and Sports Home Care Packages Available


24 hour care provided for all your home care needs for further information please contact 0719186497

Nursing Home

Here at Bailey’s Nursing Home we offer 24 hour long - term, respite and convalescent care in beautiful and homely surroundings.

Bailey’s Nursing Home

Mountain Road, Tubbercurry ,Co.Sligo P: 071 9185471 / 9186093 E:




TEL:071 918 9310

Visit Eagles Flying! Rain or Shine - Always a great day out. Irelands’ largest Bird-of-Prey Centre/ affordable fun for all the family. Did you ever dream of Eagles swooping only inches above your head or having a hawk landing on your arm? You can enjoy this most outstanding experience when attending our:

Bird Shows 11am and 3pm everyday

In our Petting-Zoo you can get your pockets picked by Grizzly the raccoon and kids get a piggyback on Rosie our 350 kg pig. There is much more to see and to do. Open every day 10.30–12.30p.m. and 2.30 – 4.30p.m. Sat Nav: N54°06.207´W8°34.053´


M: (087) 9558441


Old Fair Day

Wednesday 8th Aug

Heritage & Craft Village from 9a.m. Surlis’s of Tubbercurry Tubbercurry & District Credit Union

Mc Sorley’s Tubbercurry

South & West Sligo


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2018 Tubbercurry Old Fair Day Programme  

Our 33rd Tubbercurry Old Fair Day Festival, which will open on Saturday 4th August and run to the highlight of the festival – the Old Fair D...

2018 Tubbercurry Old Fair Day Programme  

Our 33rd Tubbercurry Old Fair Day Festival, which will open on Saturday 4th August and run to the highlight of the festival – the Old Fair D...