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Lisburn, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland


Cultural Society holds community festival at Brookhill

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.

Ulster Star