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Ballybofey Big Birthday Bash 400


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27th - 29th September - Ballybofey is looking forward to a Big Birthday party celebrating it’s 400th anniversary from Friday 27th to Sunday 29th September.

The plans look exciting already with many groups and community organisations getting involved. We want to celebrate our rich traditions of music and culture. And. as the original charter for was a market, we’re looking at ways to celebrate and remember the ‘Fair Days’ in the towns.

So far the plans include: Time Capsules; Re-enactment of a Hiring Fair; a children’s tractor run; craft stalls; old-time games; guided historical walks; petting zoo; art and photographic exhibitions; adult tractor run; an interpretive dance group; Irish Coffee Competition in Jackson’s Hotel and much, much more.

BASICC has partnered with the Ballybofey, Stranorlar & District Historical Society for the weekend, celebrating the granting of a charter in 1619 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 here.


Starts Friday 27 September 2019
Ends Sunday 29 September 2019
Type Festival and Events


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