The Clonmany Festival will get proceeding’s underway this weekend as the annual celebration kick’s off in Ballyliffin.
The event, now in its 51st year, will run for eight days in the Inishowen village from Sunday to Sunday, 5-12 August.
On August 7, the Pollan Green will open it’s gates for the annual Clonmany Agricultural Show, with agriculture, livestock and sheepdog trials all taking place.
The show has grown in popularity every year and it now attracts thousands of visitors from across Ireland from farmers to teenagers.
The family-friendly affair will also play host to some of Ireland’s most illustrious Irish country musicians.
Philomena Begley and Gary Fitzpatrick, who will both headline the event, will take the stage with several other performers during the week-long event.
“On August 7th, the Pollan Green opens for the 51st Clonmany Agricultural Show,” said Blaine McCarron, Public Relations Officer for the event.
“With something for everyone, the show boasts cattle, sheep, and horse competitions, as well as poultry, home industries and fashion shows. For the whole family, you will find stalls, pet shows, jiving competitions, and loads of entertainment.
“Country stars such as Philomena Begley and Gary Fitzpatrick will headline the main stage, while celebrity chefs Nevin Maguire and Brian McDermott provide cooking demonstrations.
“To top it all off, the grand prize draw, with 10 fabulous prizes, with one lucky winner leaving the field with a brand new tractor or jeep. Whatever you’re into, Clonmany Show has something for everyone.”
Admission to the open air concerts will be €5 (adult).