Legendary Tyrone football manager Mickey Harte is the star attraction at the Mountmellick Enterprise Town Sports and Community Expo this coming Saturday, an event organised by Bank of Ireland.
The event will be a celebration of Mountmellick business, community and sporting life with a busy schedule of presentations and performances throughout the day.
The event takes place in the Catholic Institute on the Main Street in Mountmellick and will be officially opened by Minister Charlie Flanagan who will cut the ribbon alongside Maria Harris, the Community Banking Manager for Mountmellick and Portarlington.
Harte – who is the longest-serving gaelic football manager in the country – will be interviewed on stage by Steven Miller from LaoisToday.ie.
The event will also have performances from the Mountmellick Men’s Shed, Mountmellick Gymnastics and Irish Dancing from Leona Gorman among many others.
Free face-painting will be available on the day as well spot prizes throughout the event and a Santa Postal Station.
The event, which is free to attend, begins at 11am.
11am – Official Opening by Minister Charlie Flanagan and cutting of the ribbon by Minister Flanagan and Maria Harris, Bank of Ireland
11.15am – Performance by Mountmellick Men’s Shed
11.30am – Mickey Harte, Tyrone senior football manager – interview with Steven Miller, LaoisToday
12noon – Performance by Leona Gorman (Irish Dancing); Donna Payne; Combat Kickboxing
12.40pm – Bizworld Presentations
1pm – Performance by Mountmellick Gymnastics
1.15pm – Pieta House
1.30pm – Presentations: Give Together; School Colouring Competition Give Together
1.40pm – Performance: Donna Payne
2pm – Closing by Maria Harris, Community Banking Manager, Mountmellick and Portarlington