Ballygar Carnival


78th  Annual  Ballygar  Carnival

28th  July  -  2nd  August  2022

Murray's  Amusements
Nightly from 7:30pm
Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday from 2pm

Thursday  28th  July
Cookery Demonstration with Celebrity Chef
Rachel Allen
with MC Ollie Turner
Food/Craft stands and Raffle on the night!
Doors 6:30pm • Demo 8pm • Mattie McDonagh Centre • Adm: €20
Live at the Centre
Overage Disco with DJ Ronan Mockler
Get ready to party as we kick off Ballygar Carnival 2022!
Doors 11:30pm • Stage 12am • Mattie McDonagh Centre
Late Bar • Over 18s • Adm: €10

Friday  29th  July
Underage Football Tournament
6.30pm • New GAA Pitch
Beat on the Street
DJ Ray O'Reilly
Music and craic with one of the Midland's top DJs!
9pm • Free Street Performance
Live at the Centre • Double Bill!
The Big Ideas
The Odd Sox
Two fantastic local bands, one incredible night of entertainment! This is a night not to be missed!
Doors 11:30pm • Stage 12am • Mattie McDonagh Centre
Late Bar • Over 18s • Adm: €10

Saturday  30th  July
Ballygar Hurling Club
Michéal Brennan Memorial Tournament
Tournaments: U11s: 10am-12pm • U13s: 12pm-3pm
From 10am • New GAA Pitch
Remembering The War Of
Independence In Ballygar
Display of 1921 memorabilia and slide show
12pm - 5pm • Old School (Social Services Centre) • Adm: Free
Carnival Soccer Tournament
2pm • Niall Walsh Pitch
Coillte Forest Walk & Signage Launch
A walk through Aghrane Forest hosted by Gordon D'Arcy. Official Launch of new Coillte forest signage
2pm • Aghrane Forest (Meeting at Gazebo)
St. Brendan's Ladies Football Club
Mary Lohan Memorial Tournament
A fun 7-a-side tournament involving former players,
mothers 'n' others, and the intermediate panel
4:30pm - 6:30pm • New GAA Pitch
'Walking With Words'
A poetry event about the place of Ballygar. Featuring short films, multimedia, readings, and creative writing research.
Hosted by Margaret Hannigan-Popp
5pm • The Courthouse • Adm: Free
Beat on the Street
Stevie B
Fantastic musician, performer and local legend
From 9pm • Free Street Performance
Live at the Centre
Mike Denver
Ireland's top country singer! "The Galway Boy" is back and is sure to have you dancing all night long!
Doors 11:30pm • Stage 12am • Mattie McDonagh Centre • Adm: €20

Sunday  31st  July
Carnival Fun Run
5km and 10km routes to choose from
12pm • Aghrane Forest (Meeting at Gazebo) • Entry: €5
Children's Fancy Dress
The Annual Ballygar Carnival Children's Fancy Dress
with prizes for the best dressed in various categories!
4pm • Mattie McDonagh Centre • Adm: Free
Live at the Centre
Jack Wise Stage Show
Ventriloquist, sword swallower, magician, mind-reader and
comedian, Jack Wise has it all! Join us for a hilarious
and mesmerizing show of incredible talent!
5pm • Mattie McDonagh Centre • Adm: Free
Children's Treasure Trail
Our Treasure Trail returns! Find all the clues around the town to be in with a chance to win some great prizes!
6pm • Mattie McDonagh Centre • Adm: Free
Free Street Performance
Ballinasloe Town Band
Ballygar Carnival are delighted to welcome the Ballinasloe Town Band to this year's carnival, in-keeping with the tradition of carnival marching bands.
7pm • Main Street
Face Painting & Balloon Modelling
Fun for the little ones!
From 8pm • The Bandstand
Free Street Performance
Jack Wise
Following his earlier show, multi award-winning international entertainer Jack Wise brings his ventriloquism, sword-swallowing, and magic performances to Main Street!
8pm • Free Street Performance
Beat on the Street
Sabrina Fallon & Shane Moore
Playing the best of country and Irish music!
From 8:30pm • Free Street Performance
Free Street Performance
LED Light Show
A multi-prop, illuminated LED performance presented by high-energy circus group Renegade Rascals.
These shenanigan artisits are sure to light up the town!
Followed by...
Renegade Rascals
Hit Machine Drummers
Our variety of street entertainment continues with the Renegade Rascals presenting their spectacular Fire Show from 10pm.
Featuring a wide variety of fire artistry, the group will perform alongside Hit Machine Drummers, the biggest, most energetic, raw, and popular drumming group in the country!
From 9pm • Free Street Performance
Live at the Centre
ABBAesque are undoubtedly Ireland's number one tribute show ever! Their success over the past 21 years has been phenomenal, performing in excess of 150 sell-out concerts each year!
Doors 11:30pm • Stage 12:30am • Mattie McDonagh Centre
Late Bar • Over 18s • Adm: €15

Monday  1st  August
Fair Day & Indoor Market
Traditional fair day featuring Craft Fair in the Mattie McDonagh Center.
Tea rooms open on the day
From 9am • Main Street and the Mattie McDonagh Centre
Andy James The Magician
The award-winning magician returns to delight the crowds at our Fair Day!
12:30pm and 2pm • Main Street
Ballygar Carnival Dog Show
After the success of our 2019 show, Ballygar Carnival Dog Show returns with a large selection of classes and great prizes to be won!
For more see Ballygar Carnival Dog Show on Facebook
Registration from 12pm • Judging from 1pm
Niall Walsh Pitch • Adm: Free
Busking Competition
A variety of singers, musicians and groups will battle it out for the Ballygar Carnival Busking Trophy and €500 prize!
From 1pm • Main Street
Beat on the Street
Galway-based, 6-piece powerhouse band Ol'Times play a mix of Blues and Rock 'n' Roll, with some funky beats thrown in for good measure!
3pm • Free Street Performance
Beat on the Street
Shaun Donoghue
Playing a huge range of music genres, there's something for everyone!
9pm • Free Street Performance
Live at the Centre
Spring Break
Europe's premier goodtime supergroup. This very talented 6-piece band really know how to throw a party! If you're a fan of 80s hits, this is a night you do not want to miss!
Doors 11:30pm • Stage 12:30am • Mattie McDonagh Centre
Late Bar • Over 18s • Adm: €15

Tuesday  2nd  August
'Past Forward'
Ballygar Heritage Audit
This talk, presented by heritage consultant Zena Hector, provides an overview of our rich local heritage.
2pm • The Courthouse • Adm: Free
Monster Bingo
€1,500 Jackpot
Up to €5,000 in prizes to be won!
Single €10 | Double €15 | Flyers €2
8:30pm • Mattie McDonagh Centre

Mattie  McDonagh  Centre
Tickets at the Door
Late Bar on Dance Nights
Over 18s Only - ID Required
No Pass Outs

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