Summer festival planned for St. David’s Church of Ireland

Young Alexander Loughrey with Jill McDermott (left) and Rebecca Griffin.
The Church of Ireland community in the wider Naas area will host a Fun Day in the atmospheric grounds of the historic church building, just off North Main Street, at the end of June.

The Church of Ireland community in the wider Naas area will host a Fun Day in the atmospheric grounds of the historic church building, just off North Main Street, at the end of June.

Last year an estimated 1,3000 families passed through the gates of St. David’s Church which is steeped in tradition of over 800 years of worship.

Children from the parish will run their own stalls selling popcorn, cupcakes, sweets and there will be fun games as well as plant and book sales and a bottle stall - at which everyone is a winner.

A feature of the 2013 event was the presence of over 20 private craft stall holders displaying a range of crafts for sale like soaps, knitting, jewellery, candles, pictures and sculptures.

There are three Church of Ireland parishes in the area - serving Naas, Rathmore and Kill, though the event is open to everybody.

The attractions for children will include facepainting, ice cream, lucky dips, bouncy castle and some of the resident animals from Stonebrook Pet Farm, Ballymore Eustace will be there as well Mickey Mouse and there will be free puppet shows.

There will be a raffle with prizes including membership of the health/fitness centre at Killashee House Hotel, a voucher from Naas Credit Union and an X-box.

A variety of food items will be on sale also. These will include barbecued items cooked by the men of the parish, summer salads, teas, coffees, home made biscuits and cakes.

The event is now 4 years old is establishing itself as a fixture on the summer event calendar.

As usual it takes place on Saturday. The organisers stress that everybody is welcome to attend the event, which runs from 10.30 in the morning until 5.30pm - on June 21.