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Ramelton to celebrate 50 golden years of the Lennon Festival

first_imgThis is a massive year for the Lennon Festival in Ramelton, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary and will take place from the 5th to the 15th of July. The festival committee are proud to announce that the McGann brothers will officially open this year’s Golden Jubilee celebrations.While the official opening by the McGann brothers does not take place until Friday, July the 5th, the preliminary events get underway on Saturday the 29th of June. An RNLI display will take place at the Quayside on Saturday followed by the now famous raft race at 4.00pm along with a duck race. We have the full programme guide below so you can plan to attend your favourite events.The McGann brothers, Joe, Paul, Mark and Stephen, are no strangers to the town of Ramelton, having previously come to the town to film the BBC Famine drama series The Hanging Gale.Joe, the oldest of the four McGann brothers, is known for his appearances in TV shows such as Casualty, My Family and Harry Enfield TV Show. Paul who played Doctor Who in 1996 also appeared in some Hollywood blockbusters including Alien 3, The Three Musketeers and The Importance of Being Ernest.Mark has appeared in The Bill, Inspector Morse and also played John Lennon in John and Yoko: A Love Story. Stephen, the youngest of these famous and talented acting brothers, credits include Call the Midwife and Emmerdale and guest starred on Doctors, Casualty and The Bill.Not only are the famous McGann brothers arriving to enjoy the festivities but taking to the main stage will see top country acts perform including Michael English, Derek Ryan, Mike Denver, Robert Mizzell, Jimmy Buckley and the Ryan Turner band.A fantastic spectacle of fun filled events will take place throughout the festival such as the soap box derby, an RNLI display, he raft race, colour fun run, Street performers, fashion shows, children’s sports events, Vintage car displays and much much more.There will be the Queen of the Lennon event and the committee would like any former winning Queens from the past 50 years to come along and join in on this momentous occasion.This year a drive-in movie will arrive on Thursday the 11th of July with four showings throughout the day, tickets are now on sale at retail outlets around Ramelton. The festival parade will take place on Saturday the 13th and we are inviting anyone who would like to enter a float to get in contact.The Singing Pubs competition is kicking off on Wednesday the 3rd of July.The official opening reception will take place at the Robinson school and Gamble Square on Friday July the 5th from 6.30pm.The grand finale will see a huge Fireworks display on Monday the 15th of July. Ramelton Fireworks in 2017The festival is family orientated and the majority of events are free and a safe environment is guaranteed for all those who visit events.The committee promises that this year’s 50th anniversary celebrations will be one of the top highlights of the Summer in Donegal. If anyone would like any further information they can contact the Festival number on 085 8657633, check out the Facebook page or e-mail: [email protected] the full programme below:Ramelton to celebrate 50 golden years of the Lennon Festival was last modified: June 28th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:eventslennon festival 2019RameltonWhat’s on?last_img read more