The small village of Cullohill was buzzing on Friday night as the official launch of the Folly Festival took place ahead of this year’s event on July 8 and 9.
The launch was a good-humoured social gathering in the environs of Cullohill Castle and at the foot of Cullohill mountain as neighbours and community members gathered for a barbeque, a few drinks and some live music.
Making it all better was that it was a glorious June day and the late evening sunshine made for a nice get together after the hardships of the past two years.
And the Cullohill Folly Festival is something to look forward to again, given that it couldn’t go ahead in 2020 or 2021 after being such a huge success in the previous two years.
The Folly Festival is Ireland’s first ever gender balanced music festival and will take place over the weekend of July 8 and 9.
On Friday night, July 9, a night of Music & will take place on the main stage in the shadow of the Historic Cullohill Castle.
On Saturday, July 9, the day’s event will kick off with a guided walk up Cullohill Mountain.
Other cultural and sporting events will take place throughout the day. The festival will also host a Food and Craft Market supporting local produce.
As the Festival is a family oriented event there will be a specific Kids Play and Entertainment Area which will include face painting, Bouncing Castles and slushy machines, Arts and Crafts by Little Angels Creche, Clowns etc.
Tickets for the night acts are not required to attend our daytime events. The event culminates with a second night of music on the main stage.
You can check out a selection of images from our photographer Julie Anne Miller from the event.
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