21 September 2018 00:00 – 23 September 2018 00:00
Location: Castleblayney Town, Main Street, Castleblayney, County Monaghan, Ireland


Dates: 21 - 23 September

Venues: Castleblayney Town & Oram

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Friday 21 September

Launch of 'Castleblayney Celebrates Big Tom'

Festival Launch, as part of Cultural Night in Iontas Theatre, Castleblayney at 7pm with Big Tom

Memorabilia Exhibition. This exhibition will remain over the course of the weekend.

QUIZ NIGHT - The search is on to find Big Tom's Biggest Fan

Fun quiz night testing the knowledge of fans in our quest to find out who knows the most about

our legend and who really is Big Tom's Biggest Fan.

Time: 9.30pm

Venue: Oram Centre

Saturday 22 September

'Big Tom - The King of Country' Book Launch

Tom Gilmore has interviewed family, friends and fans, as well as unearthing previously unpublished

 interviews with Big Tom  himself.

Time: 12pm

Venue: Iontas Theatre, Castleblayney

Unveiling of 'Castleblayney Music Wall of Fame'

Celebrating Castleblayney's Musical Heritage from Paddy Cole, Anna McGoldrick, Maurice Lynch Showbands

and many more. There will also be music from local school choirs.

Time: Music from local school choirs at 2.30pm - unveiling at 3pm

Venue: McGrath Road (beside the Glencarn Hotel)

Afternoon Tea

Join us for afternoon tea with a unique opportunity to see some of Tom's favourite vintage tractors.

There will also be an opportunity to purchase merchandise and the newly launched book -

'Big Tom - The King of Country'

Time: 4.30pm

Venue: Oram Centre

'Back to Castleblayney' Concert

A night of song and stories with Philomena Begley, Susan McCann, Gloria and The Barry Doyle Band - SOLD OUT

Time: 8pm

Venue: Iontas Theatre

LIVE MUSIC with Thomas Maguire & Fiona Ennis

A night of music and dancing with special guests.

Time: 10pm

Venue: Oram Centre

Sunday 23 September

Breakfast Morning

To help facilitate Tom's many fans and friends visiting the area we extend a warm welcome and will hold a

breakfast morning in our community centre.

Time: 9.30am

Venue: Oram Centre

At 11am we host a football blitz where one player will receive the Big Tom Player of the Tournament Award.

Unveiling of Big Tom Statue

 A special poignant event for any fan of Big Tom. Mark Richards commemorative statue will be officially unveiled by

Tom's family.

Time: 3pm

Venue: Court House, Castleblayney

'BIG TOM Celebration Dance'

Celebration Dance with John Glenn and The Mainliners, Dermot McBride, Margo, Paddy King, Country Harmony.

Proceeds to Castleblayney Regeneration, Art Mooney Centre and Castleblayney Palliative Care.

Time: Doors open 7.30pm - Music from 8pm

Venue: The Glencarn Hotel, Castleblayney

Tickets €25 from the Glencarn Hotel - Tel. 042 9746666