Tuesday, December 27, 2016

River Festival to return in 2017

The Kilcullen River Festival will make a return in 2017, after a year's break, writes Brian Byrne.

This was confirmed recently to the Diary by Brian Fallon, one of the organising founders of the event, which was held six years in succession up to August 2015, and each year grew in success. But poor weather on the day in 2015 dampened things.

One of the new features of that year's event was a Soap Box Derby, which added a different level of thrills alongside the constantly popular Raft Race and other river-based events.

The Festival also acted as a showcase for local food outlets and restaurants.

There’s no word yet as to whether the Kilcullen Triathlon which was a feature of the weekend for 2014/2015 will be resumed in 2017. It's understood there were insurance concerns following an incident during the road cycle part of the event in 2015.