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Old 18-08-2015, 12:19 PM
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Default Coal Quay Family Festival 2015

Cork Middle Parish & Coal Quay Historical Society

Cork Coal Quay Family Festival 2015
Will Resonate With the Nostalgia of Yesteryear
Cork City Council, Cornmarket Street & North Main Street Traders.

Saturday, August 22nd from 12 noon to 5.30pm.

Officially Opened:
Lord Mayor of Cork
Cllr. Chris O' Leary

At 12noon the sound of the historic Shandon Bells will chime to the Banks of My Own Lovely Lee to celebrate the opening of the Family Festival - why not come along and sing along and join the happy fun.

The Coal Quay Shawlies
At 11.45am, MuddyLee and The Coal Quay Shawlies will begin the celebrations by marching from North Gate Bridge along the good auld North Main Street, Kyle Street to Cornmarket Street, accompanied by the Historical Society/Festival Committee, people of the Middle Parish and traders as well as the Cobh Animation Team, where they will meet the Lord Mayor who will officially open the Festival.
The people of Cork are more than welcome to join the colourful parade.
MuddyLee and The Cork Shawlies will perform a special Coal Quay Dance
for the Lord Mayor.
Prayers of Remembrance
Prayers will be said by the Parish priests in remembrance of the deceased Coal Quay dealers and residents of the area. Doves will be released in memory of them.

This unique voluntary fun-filled family festival will celebrate the heart and soul of Cork City - the Coal Quay with its rich vibrant colourful heritage, tradition and culture in music, song, story and mary more. While Cork's wonderful musicians and bands perform live music on stage, don't be surprised if you see some of the grand auld characters of the Coal Quay winding and weaving their way through the colourful crowd!
Also on show will be a fabulous photographic exhibition of old maps and illustrations exhibited along the entire streetscape, showcasing the Coal Quay Market in its former days with its quintessential traders dressed in traditional shawls.

In addition, a photographic exhibition will also be on show in the foyer of Lidl Supermarket, Cornmarket Street for the duration of the Festival while the Cork Vision Centre, North Main Street will also display a photographic exhibit and films of the 2012 and 2013 Festivals for a week.

Cork City Fire Department will showcase their elegant early 20th century Fire Brigade engine along with a modern engine; Fire officers will be on duty to give talks on the history of the Fire Service in Cork.

Traditional food will be served by The Bodega and The Cornstore on the day.
Why not dress-up in traditional costume - your grandmothers and grandfathers clothes and join in the party atmosphere. Come along and join the fun on the good auld Coal Quay- a treat for all the family. See you there!

Fantastic Line-Up
MuddyLee & The Coal Quay Shawlies
George Patterson & the Roaring Forties
Karl, Blathain & Terry
Cork Rokk Choir
The Common Touch
Sharon Deane
Blank Canvas
Caroline Diva Sensation
Theatrical Performances & Songs by Joan Goggin, Eadaoin & Aoife Delaney
Emerald Baton Twirlers
Middle Parish Youth Group

All photographs by Catherine M. Courtney

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