The Drishane Castle Garden Fete was a traditional bi annual established by the Sisters of the Infant Jesus during their time in Drishane Convent 1909 – 1992. It was staged as a fund raiser for the Missions.
It was always an event held close to people’s hearts, attracting crowds of supporters from near and far. Sadly the tradition died when the Sisters’ time in Drishane came to an end, the last one was staged in May 1990 exactly 20 years ago.
2010 sees the revival of the Garden Fete on Sunday May 30th 1pm – 6pm. It promises to be a day of great festivity and celebration. It co incidentally corresponds with the Polish Celebration of “Children’s Day” further ensuring that it will be a fun filled day for all members of the family. The Committee is delighted to offer an afternoon of quality entertainment for all members of the family while also helping Baby Jacob in his lifetime challenge of blindness.
Admission for children (u 18′s) is free while adults carry a charge of €10 per person
Among the many things planned are…..
- Full Live Music Programme on outdoor stage
- Hot Air Balloon
- Live Parachute Jump
- Harley Davidson and other Motor Bikes
- Castle and Tower Tours
- Bouncing Castle, Mega Slide, Climbing Wall
- Mini Go KartsPet Corner
- Clowns and Face PaintingCake Sale
- Photographic Exhibition in Drishane Chapel
- Crafts and Plants
- 40 piece Childrens Brass Band
- Millstreet Pipe Band
- Vintage Cars
- Historic Rally Cars
- Vintage Tractor Run
- Puppet Theatre
- Food Court – Bar-B-Que, Teas, Coffees refreshments
- and many other side shows.
Jacob Nowak was born last August suffering from Anophthalmos (he has no eyes). He needs a series of operations for the first 7 years of his life, to ensure the uniform development of his face, skull and eye sockets. In his short 8 months he has already endured 2 operations. The event is being organised by the Baby Jacob Trust Committee for the benefit of Baby Jacob.
We invite you to the beautiful grounds of Drishane Castle for this very special occasion on May 30th. You will be assisting us in assisting Baby Jacob, and also enjoying the many things on offer. If you cannot come along on the day, please keep in touch with Jacob on www.babyjacob.ie
Jerry Pat O’Leary (Chairman Baby Jacob Trust Committee)
The Drishane Garden Fête is being held for the first time in over a decade, on Sunday-week May 30th, with all proceeds going to the Baby Jacob Foundation. For more information see the poster for the festival.