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Sarsfield 320 – Knockane homecoming Festival, July 2013

Official Festival Opening

at Knockane GAA Grounds by MEP Brian Crowley

Churn Rolling

Special Display of the art of ‘Churn rolling’ by kind permission of the Ryan(Doe) Family, Tipperary.

Dancing at the Crossroads’

Dancing at the Crossroads’ at The Idler Bar, Knockane car park.
1st Dancers to perform will be The Brigdet Whelan School of Dancers followed by the Pat O’ Dea Set Dancers from Kilteely.

Denis Whelan Memorial Junior Football Tournament

Clubs which took part: Emly, Kilteely/Dromkeen, Pallasgreen, Knockane & Solohead

Historical Talk

(Hosted by Pallasgreen/Templebraden Historical Society) at Garrydoolis National School on the Life of Patrick Sarsfield, with an introduction by Lord Bellew – descendant of Sarsfield. Talk given by Liam Irwin, Historian.

Munster Senior Hurling Cup

displayed by Aaron Murphy & Colin Ryan

‘Service For Peace’

at Templebraden Church with Fr. Patrick Burns PP, Templebraden Church Choir and special guests in a theme of peace ceremony.

Followed immediately by: (in front of Church) Military Parade, Drama, Costumed Riders, Music and the Laying of Wreaths to commemorate the 320th anniversary of the death of Cavalry General Patrick Sarsfield, Defender of Limerick and Marshal of France at Landen in the Spanish Netherlands (Belgium) in July 1693. Amongst those in attendance will be: Cllr.Kathleen Leddin (Mayor of Limerick), Ms Aurelie Bonal (French Embassy), Mr Michael Aendenhof (Belgian Embassy), Irish Army Colour Party from Sarsfield Barracks, Limerick. St Marys CBS Pipe Band (wearing the Clan Stewart ‘Jacobite’ tartan), the Patrick Sarsfield branch of O.N.E. Musicians and performers will be Ailbe Grace (Accordion/Whistle), Liam Carey (Percussion), Finbar English (Fiddle) Pat Marnane (Keyboards) and Eamon Harty (Pallasgreen). Lone Piper is Capt. Michael Egan.

Face in the Crowd.

Some of the large crowd which attended the Festival weekend.