Happy Birthday to… Ballybofey!

first_imgThe town of Ballybofey is 400 years old this weekend and the locals are celebrating in style.In 1619, a charter was granted for a market to be established on the banks of the River Finn.  While there certainly were people already living along the River’s banks, this is the first record of a formal gathering in BallybofeyIn celebration of this, a big weekend of family-friendly activities has been planned for all the enjoy from 27th to 29th September. “The weekend of events celebrates Ballybofey’s rich culture and history,” explains Leah Fairman of BASICC (Ballybofey & Stranorlar Integrated Community Company). “We’d like to thank everyone who has been in touch with ideas, organised events and volunteered their time. The weekend is a huge community effort and we’re so proud of our towns!”  Leah adds that almost all the events are free to attend. “Everyone is welcome to come along and join the fun.”Highlights of the weekend include: Friday Evening Launch: Joe Mulholland of the McGill Summer School, a Twin Towns native, will open our weekend of events.  The launch will begin at 6.45pm in College Court for the opening of our special art and photography exhibition, before moving to the Villa Rose Hotel at 7.30pm for an evening of reminiscing and storytelling. Big Birthday Bash Fair Day – The main event for the weekend is a Fair Day from 10am to 2pm in Navenny Car Park.   There’s something for everyone as locals look to recreate the fun and memories of this big day out. Also on the agenda is art events and exhibitions, children’s historical trail and evening entertainment in many pubs and venues around the town.Keep up to date with all the news about the event on the website – www.ballybofeystranorlar.com. On Facebook and Instagram @basicc.twintowns   Phone: 074 9190909 Email: leah@thebaseenterprise.ie   Happy Birthday to… Ballybofey! was last modified: September 24th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:ballybofey birthdayBASICClast_img

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