Maynooth’s festival plans take hold

Maynooth, which now has a repulation as being the culinary capital of Kildare, should add to its turnover when the annual festival runs over three days.

Maynooth, which now has a repulation as being the culinary capital of Kildare, should add to its turnover when the annual festival runs over three days.

The Festival will be launched on Friday, 29 August and run until Sunday.

On Friday morning (11am-12.30pm), there is a exhibition of publications about and by Maynooth authors.

That venue will also host a workshop on national heritage for children (11am-12.30pm) and book is said to be essential.

The Festival’s (run by the Community Council-see their website), formal launch is at the Community Space (8-9pm) followed by jazz in McMahons.

Exhbitions on World War 1 (Russell Library) and Teresa Brayton (John Paul 11 library) are also running.

On Saturday at theThe Square (2 - 9.30pm). Maynooth Castle Keep Art Group and other artists’ works will be on display during the day. Children and young adult’s art exhibition on display in Community Space. Face painting etc

Music and Entertainment.

At Maynooth Community Library (2 - 3.00pm), there will be a talk on ‘Kildare and the Great War’ with James Durney, author of

In A Time Of War: Kildare 1914-1918. Booking is essential, say the organisers..

There will be a carnival and family fun activities at Tesco car Park (11am - 6.00pm) as well as a writing workshop by Shauna Gilligan at the

Maynooth Community Space (2 - 3.30pm)

This event is free but booking is essential (e-mail: maynoothcc@eircom.net

or phone 01-6285922).

Maynooth Castle will host a programme of song and dance from 2-7pm.

Sunday will see a stream train trip and the Kildare Animal Foundation Dog Show will be one of the events at the Harbour (2-6pm).