Made in Darndale another electrically entertaining success!

by Rose Barrett
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The second ‘Made in Darndale’ Festival last weekend filled the area with fab entertainment – presenting colour, music, song, stories and wonderful events.

Lewis Weldridge is totally engaged in artwork at recent Made In Darndale Festival. Pic: Siobhan Taylor.

The community joined together with local and visiting artists and performers for the one of the biggest celebrations Darndale has ever seen, from Friday to Sunday last.

Young Reece Ringwood at the Made In Darndale Festival Pic: Siobhan Taylor.

The festival celebrated Darndale through a diverse array of artistic presentations including music, song, dance, storytelling, circus performances, and more.

Among the incredible line up of artists and entertainers were the Jerry Fish Electric Sideshow, CoisCéim Dance Theatre and Courtney’s Daredevil Circus.

Lainey Coyne with face-painter Rosie Whelan at the Made In Darndale Festival last weekend. Pic: Siobhan Taylor.

Local talent on show included the Voice of Darndale Choir, Sharyn Ward, Mark Flynn, Amber Kidd and the DanceX Youth Academy. All events were free of charge.

The event was a Creative Places Darndale initiative, a three-year Arts Council project supported by Dublin City Council to incorporate arts into the daily life of Darndale.

Daniel Osadoshen absorbed in his work Pic Siobhan Taylor.

Dr Jack Nolan, chair of the Darndale Economic and Social Plan implementation oversight group, said the festival promoted the area in a wonderfully positive light, as well as bringing great fun and colour.

 “Following the success of the recent 5K fun run, it was wonderful to see another event which celebrated the superb community spirit of the people of Darndale,” he said.

Ailbhe Ringwood enjoying the festivities Pic: Siobhan Taylor.

“The Darndale Economic and Social Plan implementation oversight group was delighted with a festival programme which celebrated the area’s creativity.

“Most importantly of all, it showcased the bonds which tie the community together and make it such a special place.”

Tighe Adamson at the Made In Darndale Festival at Darndale Park. Pic: Siobhan Taylor.

It was all too exhausting for wee Daisy Brady! Pic Siobhan Taylor.

Feature photo: Mary Fay, Sarah Jane Fay and Michelle Salmon with The Tall Gent, Malachy Kelly, at the Made In Darndale Festival last weekend Pic: Siobhan Taylor.

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