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In Pictures: Forest Fest in Emo goes down a treat as new three-day event proves a big hit

Forest Fest Emo

All weekend the small picturesque village of Emo rocked to the soundtrack of Forest Fest, the new three-day music festival that attracted music fans in their thousands.

The community sports field was utterly transformed with the main stage set against the backdrop of a forest canopy from the neighbouring Emo Court.

With over 50 acts, across three days, it was an ambitious project that festival promoter Philip Meagher embarked upon.

But it was pulled off in style, even if the Covid restrictions of the past two years meant it took a while longer than he anticipated in coming together.

Even the rain – which was threatening all weekend and came in showers on Sunday – failed to dampen the spirits.

Now the challenge is to push on and make it an annual event, something Meagher spoke about on Friday morning as the finishing touches were applied to the site.

You can check out a selection of our images below from photographer Denis Byrne.

Photo Denis Byrne

Anita and Seamus Smith with Kathleen Byrne
Ita and John Harney with Bernie Kiernan
Rachel Cullen

Sandy and Brian Burn
Elaine, Fiona, Vinny and Danielle Lawlor
Sarah, Brigid and Joseph Dunne
Julie Scully and Karen O’Neill

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