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Straide Gathering / Tóstál Na Sráide

1st-4th August 2013 – Programme of Events

Wednesday July 31st

Straide Time Capsule Vigil: All night vigil from 12:00 am until the Capsule Burial on Thursday evening.

Thursday, August 1st

7.00 p.m. Straide Time Capsule Village Parade.

We are looking for Volunteers for the all night vigil from 12 midnight Wednesday to Thursday evening.

The Capsule will contain items from 2013 and will be dug up in 2063. Every local household is invited to contribute a written piece for the capsule (pick up your sheet of special long-life paper today from Brendan Maloney at the Copper Beech Pub) and any other items that you feel are appropriate and which will be of great interest locally when capsule is opened in 50 years time!

At 7.00 pm on the Thursday evening, we hope you will all come along and join in our first ever Village Parade led by The Balla Pipe Band, concluding with the Capsule Burial Ceremony.

Friday, August 2nd

8:00pm: Eviction Pageant. We hope you can join us to watch our locally written, produced and performed Eviction re-enactment on the Village Green.

9:00pm: Straide Gathering Social. For the first time in many years, the local Hall will be transformed into your local dancehall with music by Mick Mulhern & Guests, a late bar and a mouth-watering choice of meal, provided by The Bay Leaf Restaurant, all for just €10.00. Come along and enjoy a very special social evening in Straide– without doubt, a night not to be missed ! Be sure and get your tickets today!

Saturday, August 3rd

12 mid-day: Circular Walk of Straide, 8km. Join us on a leisurely walk through the beautiful local Straide landscape. Meet at Davitt Museum.

6:00pm: Football Friendly Challenge. Straide Gathering Team v Bohola Gathering Team. (Venue to be confirmed).

Sunday, August 4th

11:00am: Cemetery Mass followed by Wreath Laying Ceremony at Michael Davitt’s Grave, featuring The Castlebar Concert and Marching Band.

2pm-6pm: Spraoi na Sráide/Annual Straide Fun Day

Be sure to be there and bring all the family!!!

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