Tonight (July 7th 2005) I will be performing my first official act as Mayor of Letterkenny, and launching the programme of events for the Glencar Fun Week, which this year takes place between the 11th and the 14th of August. This was also my first act of Deputy Mayor, last year.
Once again, the Fun Week committee have excelled themselves and put together a great line-up of events, ranging from underage (and 40+) football competitions, to clay pigeon shooting, to a 5k charity walk. There is Live Music in the Glencar Inn and on the Gig Rig every evening, and a special kids disco on Friday August 12th.
The highlight of the Glencar Fun Week is the Saturday (August 13th). This day has events from 11:30 am until late at night, the centre-piece of which is the Fancy Dress Parade from the Ballyboe Green.
The Glencar Fun Week grows from strength to strength every year. Since the demise of the Letterkenny Folk Festival, the Fun Week has grown to become a central part of the summer for many people. For a festival like this to grow, at a time when many other larger festivals around the country are failing, is evience of the hard work of the organising committee. These types of community events are already very important, and will become much more important as Letterkenny continues to grow.
I am honoured to have been asked to launch the Fun Week, and wish them every success this year and in the future.