Colour Carnival event is now coming to Edenderry

A family friendly festival atmosphere guaranteed as the Colour Carnival visits Edenderry on Sunday next, June 19, having been in Tullamore last weekend and in Birr today (Sunday)

The Colour Carnival - Offaly’s family focused festival that promises to be jam-packed with thriving activities and brilliant live music performances. This one day festival of colour will take place in O’Connell Square, Edenderry from midday on Sunday.

Newly elected Cathaoirleach of Edenderry Municipal District, Cllr Robert McDermott outlined: “The Colour Carnival is a perfect opportunity for the people of Edenderry and surrounding areas, as well as visitors to the area, to celebrate the welcome return of live music family friendly festivals in our communities.”

People can celebrate the glorious and timeless smash hits of the 80s with a live performance from Electric Dreams. Also gracing the main stage is Gramophone Social, a listening experience that will take the audience back in time and performances from wonderful local artists.

“After a wonderful Cruinniú na nÓg event in Edenderry last week that celebrated creativity in children and young adults, we are delighted to present the festival’s biggest interactive attraction - VEX Robotics as well as Professor Bubbles, who will take a break from the lab to visit Edenderry to make the biggest and most spectacular bubbles for everyone!” added Cathaoirleach of Offaly County Council, Cllr Declan Harvey.

Chief Executive Ms Anna Marie Delaney explained that Offaly County Council secured funding for a series of three Colour Carnivals under the Local Live Performance Programming Scheme Phase 3, administered by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, in association with Aidan Shortall of Up Close & Personal Promotions. As with the Colour Carnivals in Tullamore and Birr, full programme details will be shared via Offaly County Councils social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram over the coming days.

"We thoroughly hope everyone enjoys the Carnival," she said.

The day promises to be fun-filled with entertainment from beginning to end so pop along and join us! O’Connell Square will be closed for the duration of this event.