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Moment in Time: The Timahoe Round Tower Festival in 2003

Timahoe Round Tower Festival 2003
The Lynch Plant Hire team winners of the tug of war at the Timahoe Round Tower Festival in 2003

Alf Harvey’s archives never fail to throw up some absolute classics.

This week we take a trip back to 2003 and Timahoe’s Round Tower Festival.

And what an occasion it seemed to be.

From Tug of Wars to dog shows, a festival batchelor and a festival queen, there was, it seems, something from everyone.

There was also a visit from Laois footballer Padraig Clancy and the Leinster senior football trophy which Laois had won only a couple of weeks earlier.

Laois jerseys, therefore, were the fashion item of choice that summer while the award for the event’s best photo is a toss up between the winning team pic of the Tug of War champions representing the Lynch Plant Hire team and an action shot of the lads representing Whelan’s pub of Ballyroan.

You can check them out in full below.

And looking at these, who can’t wait for events like this be part of our summer Sundays again!?

SEE ALSO – Check out more great photos and stories from 2003 here