Newbridge Grassrooots Festival committee have thanked the scores of volunteers for all their hard work on the festival since last February.
The 2013 Grassroots Festival, which took place from September 12 to 15 went off ‘with out a hitch’ according to organisers.
Over 2,000 revellers came out to enjoy the grand finale concernt and fireworks display, which was described as the ‘iciing on the cake’.
“There was a great reaction to artist Maeve Clancy’s unique paper cut-out interpretation of Newbridge history entitled “Local Foreigners” on view at the Riverbank Arts Centre,” said Breda McHale of the festival.
“Paul Cooke of Newbridge Local History Group enthralled audiences with his latest collection of old photographs of local people and places. Celine Byrne wowed those lucky enough to enjoy her atmospheric concert at St Conleth’s Parish Church, many of whom hoped she would return next year, such was the impact of her performance.”
Meanwhile the sun shone for the Sensational Kids Fun Run and 200 children participated with great glee, earning medals and goodies after their run down the town while raising money for charity.
The St. Leger weekend at the Curragh was a runaway success and the Line dancing Irish record successfully set.
Those participating in George’s St Taste of Newbridge were glad of the sunny day to share their food variety with customers. Kildare Youth Theatre’s “Do Not Disturb” pieces performed at The Gables provided an amazing insight into teenagers’ lives.
“The icing on the cake was the fantastic Finale Concert and Fireworks Display. It’s all about making new memories for future generations of Newbridge.” she added.