THIS year’s Crawley Irish Festival took place at the town’s Hawth Theatre. The day attracted a large crowd who enjoyed a great day of music and fun.
With Triskellion Theatre’s Gerry Molumby as MC, a host of musicians took to the stage. Among them was the JCB man Seamus Moore, Jimmy Cricket, Reel Strings, Bearú, James McDonald with Burning Reels and The Devine Family.
With Irish TV filming this year’s festival, the crowds also enjoyed a host of other activities including céilí dancing, football, art workshops, songs and storytelling for the kids by Deirdre O’Byrne.
Ty Galvin of the Brighton Irish Society also gave a talk on Cork man Tadhg Barry, one of the unsung heroes of the War of Independence, while Ned Dunbar was on hand to demonstrate the art of butter making.
Big screen entertainment saw the GAA games being beamed in live to include the All-Ireland Football final between Donegal and Kerry.
Pictures by Malcolm McNally