Robertstown Vintage Fayre draws near

Robertstown.
Robertstown is getting ready for its Vintage Fayre, which will take place this Sunday, June 22.

Robertstown is getting ready for its Vintage Fayre, which will take place this Sunday, June 22.

The event is being run in aid of Breast Cancer Ireland and the organisers hope to hit the €1,000 mark in funds raised on Sunday.

The Fayre will feature a Honda 50 Run, a High Nellie Cycle, a 5k Grand Canal Walk, Craft and Food stalls, a dog show, pony and traps rides and much more.

“Be part of this movement and support our efforts to raise that final €1000,” said organiser Karen Gorey.

The Robertstown supporters of Breast Cancer Ireland have so far raised a staggering €99,000 for Breast Cancer Ireland. They hope to bump that figure up over the €1,000 mark with the Vintage Fayre.

The High Nellie Cycle is being run to coincide with National Bike Week, and it costs €5 to register. “Surely there are many redundant High Nellie bikes, or indeed any bicycle or tricycle in sheds all around Kildare that can be dusted down and brought along for the day out!” said Karen.

Walkers are welcome too, to stroll along the towpath of the Grand Canal for a leisurely 5K walk. In the village there will be stalls selling crafts, food from local producers and lots more fun besides.

The Grand Opening of Robertstown Vintage Village Fayre is at 1pm where special guests will be joined the new Mayor of Kildare Fiona O’Loughlin. Mayor O’Loughlin will arrive by Pony and Trap, escorted by children from the school

People are welcome to dress up too in vintage consume from britches to bowler hats but it is not necessary. If you have a vintage vehicle whether its a pony and trap, to a truck then bring it along for a great fun day out. There will also be live music in the three pubs: Welds, Dowlings and Mulanneys. If you would like to book a stall (€30), please contact Karen Gorey on 087 2774394.