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Fun filled festival in Killyleagh

Published: Thur, 23 Aug 2018
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Representatives from the Killyleagh Community Association with our Good Relations Officer
Over 5,000 people attended the community festival, funded by our Community Cohesion Unit, at Killyleagh Castle earlier this month.
During the event residents had the chance to learn about the exotic animals in the reptile display, try out archery and take part in tribal dancing.
Young families also enjoyed getting their faces painted, bouncing on the bouncy castle and meeting the fluffy inhabitants of the petting zoo.
The festival, at the historic Killyleagh Castle, was a great way to showcase why living in the village is so special.
Gawn Hamilton, from Killyleagh Community Association, explains why the festival is so important to them:
“This festival celebrates all the residents in the village. It encourages people of all ages to play an active and positive role within their community.
“Thanks to funding from the Housing Executive, we were able to bring people of different backgrounds together to share new experiences and have some fun.
“It has generated a great sense of civic pride in the village and I’m sure everyone will remember this day for many years to come.”
Sean Brennan, one of our Good Relations Officers, said:
“The festival was a great way to instil a sense of community spirit among all the residents of Killyleagh.
“I am delighted that they were able to use funding from our Community Cohesion Unit to run an event that everyone enjoyed and took part in.”