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Gorey Market House Craft & Design Festival 2013

August Bank Holiday Festival 2013 - Gorey

Thursday- August 1st

Festival Opening

Opening of several of the festival exhibitions.

Where:        Gorey Civic Square, The Avenue

When:         6.00pm to 7.00pm


Cuisle Cheoil

Kicking off the festival with an outdoor set dance ceile.

Where:        Gorey Civic Square

When:         7.00pm to 9.00pm

McFadden’s Fun Fair

Great fun all the family.

Where:        Esmonde Street car park.

When:         Thursday to Sunday

Friday, August 2nd

Beat on the Street

Making Music on the Esmonde Street, Beat 102-103 will be playing the latest hits.

Where:        Main Steet, Gorey

When:         4pm to 7pm


Boutique Boulevard

Outdoor Fashion Show hosted by Brendan Courtney. FREE ADMISSION

Where:        Esmonde Street

When:         7pm

Main Street Stage

Join the Red Bill Bedroom Jam 2013 winners- Corner Boy headlining the evening, supported by VANN Music, and Perfect Friction for a great night of music.

Where:        Main Street

When:         From 8.30pm onwards

Saturday, August 3rd

Jam and Jamming

Local jam makers demonstrate their talents in a jam making competition. Entry is €1 per pot.

Where         Main Street, Gorey

When:         Entries taken from 9am to 10am sharp.

Busking Competition

Street musicians compete for top place in a Busking Competition.

Where:        Main Street, Gorey

When:         10am to 2.30pm

Artisan Food Fair

Sample outstanding, locally crafted bread, cheese, butter, preserves, confectionery, and many more artisan foods from skilled producers in the Gorey and surrounding areas.

Where:        Main Street, Gorey

When:         10am to 2.30pm


Street Carnival

Magicians, board games, pool play off, Gorey’s favourite clown, The Madcaps and much more.

Where:        Main Street,

When:         10am to 2.30pm



Music on stage with local singer songwriters and performers including Karen Dunbar, Jimi Cullen, Chris Brain Gethings and more.

Where:        Gorey Civic Square, The Avenue

When:         2.30pm to 5.30pm

Music with Art

Local singer song writer Katie Williamson and family.

Where:        Gorey Civic Square, The Avenue

When:         2.30pm to 5.30pm


Children’s Play Day

Highlights include: a climbing wall; face painting; arts and crafts; indoor and outdoor games; circus skills; soccer and rugby workshops; a puppet show; live music; train rides; a magician and a small animal show by Kia Ora Mini Farm.

Where:        Gorey Community School

When:         2pm to 5m

Main Street Stage

Headlining act Crystal Swing take to the stage, supported by The Barley Mob, Daydream Regime, Sinead O’Brien and Etienne Belin from Paris.

Where:        Main Street, Gorey

When:         8.30pm onwards


Sunday, August 4th

Gorey Fair Day and Street Markets

Visit a wide range of stalls and street markets. A Vintage Display will also be on the street.

Where:        Main Street, Gorey

When:         12 noon to 6pm.

South East Radio

South East Radio will broadcast live from the main stage.

Where:        Main Street, Gorey

When:         12 noon to 3pm.


Local Heroes Tug of War Challenge

Local teams of all shapes and sizes are invited to join the challenge. Entry is €50 per team, and there’s prize money of €1,500 up to grabs. Contact Matt Bulter on 087-1477644 for information.

Where:        The Marquee

When:         1pm

Afternoon Jazz

Enjoy an afternoon of jazz music, creating a wonderful ambience.

Where:        Main Street, Gorey

When:         3pm

Main Street Stage:

The Ringmaster Jerry Fish closes the festival, supported by the Voicemales; Cathal Byrne, Ireland Number 1 Elvis impersonator; Lynda Cullen; Booka Brass Band; 5 Dollar Shakes ; and Tina Carter.

Where:        Main Street, Gorey

When:         from 7.30pm onwards.