Carrick Carnival Press Release

Posted on : May 19, 2016

Carrick on Shannon will be buzzing with activity again this June, as the town is hosting the fourth annual Carrick Carnival Festival. With over sixty events throughout the town over ten days there will be something for all the family, at night and by day. The events kick off in style with a Carnival Parade with themed floats, street entertainers, samba bands, music, dancing, a novel Ball Race and open air live music and entertainment. And that’s just the first night. Other events throughout the two weekends include Live Music and Dance, a novel 1916 re-enactment, a return of the very popular Air Shows, a novelty Bar Mans Race, a Raft Race on the Shannon, Kids Fundays, Strictly Come Dancing, Pig Racing, Carnival Night and the Riverside Fireworks and Water Dance Show.

Chairman of the organising committee Brendan Dee said:  ‘It is great to be back with another Festival of Events this year. The emphasis again has been on a mixture of traditional and sometimes unusual events to showcase the best of what the town has to offer. We hope to attract large numbers of visitors to the town throughout the 10 days, and we hope the festival will have a positive impact on all businesses in the town and region’.  Brendan also went on to thank all of the local business for their support for the festival. ‘’The committee would like to thank the many sponsors who again committed their resources to the event and to the many volunteers who gave up their time to help organise all of the events. “The support we have received from local businesses and volunteers has been remarkable. We would like to sincerely thank them for their contribution as without them the festival could not take place’’.

The Carrick Carnival festival takes place from Friday 3rd to Sunday 12th June. If you would like to get involved and volunteer an hour or more please contact For more details on the Festival check out the brochures in your local shop, look for Carrick Carnival on facebook/twitter/Instagram or see Carrick Carnival 2016 programme 

Carrick Carnival 2016

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