Monkstown Festival hailed a major success

Enjoying the fun, spectators at the festival's football tournament. INNT 22-603con
Enjoying the fun, spectators at the festival's football tournament. INNT 22-603con

THE Monkstown Festival was hailed a major success following its return after a four year absence.

The festival, held in various locations throughout the area, included clean-ups by local children from Hollybank Primary and Monkstown Community School and a special movie screening and talk by Movie House boss, Michael McAdam.

Northern Ireland 1982 World Cup legend Johnny Jameson presided over an exciting football tournament at Cloyne Crescent playing fields organised through the IFA’s grassroots development programme.

“It was an incredible success,” said Festival Organiser and Monkstown Village Initiatives Director, Stephen Dallas.

“We were so pleased so many people came out to be a part of the festival, despite the weather.

“There was something for everyone, young and old alike.”

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