Graham Norton And Jennifer Barry Headline Ahakista August Festival

There's great excitement around Ahakista in anticipation of this year's annual Graham Norton Quiz Night which will be held on Friday the 3thof August. Graham will be joined this year by special guest star, Jennifer Barry, also known as Siobhain in the wildly popular television show, The Young Offenders.

"We are delighted that Jennifer will be joining us for this special evening. Jennifer loves West Cork and the beauty it entails" states Eilis Hodnett of Ahakista Community Association. Kids and adults will have the opportunity to meet the popular actress at Arundel's By The Pier beer garden where she will officially open Ahakista August Fest 2018before the start of the Quiz in the festival marquee at Arundels By The Pier's car park.

Raffle prizes on the quiz night include two tickets to attend the recording of the very popular Graham Norton show, which will be presented by the main man himself! Even the local parish priest, Fr Galvin, is getting in on the act by sponsoring a heavenly four course gourmet feast that he will prepare and serve himself and matched with his best wines (and not altar wine!!). A prize you definitely want to win!

There is a host of activities taking place throughout the August Bank holiday to keep everyone entertained from Road Bowling, Tug of War, Treasure Hunt, the Tom Whiitty Memorial guided walk and live music at Arundel's By The Pier and The Tin Pub on Saturday.

Sunday will see a fantastic family fun day at The Tin Pub with water activities on what is locally known as the Sandy Beach. There will be fun and games for all ages, bouncy castles, BBQ and kids entertainment. There will be live music in the afternoon and evening time in the local bars.

The monies raised from the weekend will go towards the ongoing development of amenities on the Ahakista Community Association site. This is a focal point in the community where all local groups such as Foroige youth club, the Sea Scouts, Ahakista Rowing Club, GAA and many more have a safe, suitable venue to hold their activities and meetings.Ahakista will definitely be the place to be this August Bank Holiday weekend!

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