What a night! The rain might have been falling heavily at one stage but it didn’t dampen the spirits at the first night of the Folly Festival in Cullohill.
The hugely-popular Limerick band Hermitage Green and Wyvern Lingo were the headline acts and both put on a serious show.
But the biggest cheer of all was reserved for the Laois hurlers who were welcomed on stage, one by one, by RTE’s Marty Morrissey.
He interviewed Cullohill locals and Laois panel members Daniel and Ciaran Comerford as well as wing-back Podge Delaney whose home was just across the road from where the festival was taking place, right in the shadow of the stunning Cullohill Castle on the land owned by local woman, Nancy Phelan.
Manager Eddie Brennan and captain Paddyd Purcell were also interviewed on stage with both already looking forward to the 2020 season.
In just its second year, the Folly Festival is once again backed by the organizers of the Electric Picnic – but run like clockwork by a dedicated and incredibly hard-working local committee.
And the festivities continue throughout today. An early-morning mountain walk as well as an adventure race are taking place while there is a full schedule of activities throughout today before another music lineup again this evening.
Our photographer Julie Anne Miller was at the festival where she captured a selection of great images.
Check them out below: