BALLYMAVE Rural Education & Cultural Society
are holding their community festival at Brookhill and School
Lane, Magheragall next week. The Festival starts on Thursday 31
July at 7.30pm in Brookhill Orange Hall, Ballinderry Road, with
a talk about local hero of the Battle of Antrim Commodore
Watson, whose remains are in a vault in the grounds of
Magheragall Parish Church.
Everyone will be made welcome and a light
supper will also be served.
On Friday August 1 there will be an
exhibition by Lagan Valley Orange Historical Society and others
of local artefacts and photographs supplied by local people.
This will also be in Brookhill Orange Hall
and will be open from 10.00am until 5.00pm.
Again, everyone will be made welcome.
From 8.00pm in the hall there will be an
evening of Ulster Scots and traditional Irish music by local
group Nifty. Supper will be served and everyone will be made
welcome. Tickets available at £5 per person.
On Saturday August 2 there will be a "Fun
Day" commencing at 11.00am and finishing at 5.00pm.
This will be held at School Lane, Magheragall
and the usual inflatable fun and games will be available. There
will also be "Musical Workshops" involving bagpipes, drums,
Lambeg drums, accordions etc. Blaris Accordion, Magheragall Pipe
and Sir George White Flute Bands will be playing at various
stages throughout the afternoon. There will also be a Lambeg
Drumming competition commencing at 4.00pm in Brookhill Hall.
There will be something to interest everyone attending.
The Finale of the Festival will be a Country
& Western BBQ and Dance commencing at 8.00pm and finishing at
11.30pm. Music will be supplied by AB Sound and again admission
is £5. For information or to obtain tickets etc. please contact
Ismay Moore on 02892621594.
Ballymave Rural Education and Cultural Society wish to
express their thanks to Lisburn City Council for the funding to
make this festival possible under their Pilot Community
Festivals Fund 2008.