FAMOUS AONACH JACK TAKES PLACE IN MEENALECK THIS WEEKEND

first_imgThe annual Aonach Jack (Jack’s Fair) will take place in Meenaleck this Saturday attracting stall holders from near and far.The Donegal Pens boys will be at Aonach Jack.Aonach Jack first started around 1850 and was a huge annual event in the West Donegal calendar, in fact one of the biggest and most popular fairs in the county. It was revived by a local committee some five years ago in a bid to make it an annual event and is the only such fair in the area now.The fair focuses quite a bit on handmade arts and crafts but there’s also farm animals and entertainment for children. Local craft makers display their wares and demonstrations are given by various crafters including wood turners and pottery makers. Loughanure pen making brothers Ronan and Conor Mc Garvey of Donegal Pens will be among those demonstrating this year showing how they craft their wooden pens.On the day you can expect to see such crafts as wood items, kintwear, jewellery, fairy crafts, handmade cards, natural health products, home-made breads and much more.There will also be fun for children, including bouncy castle, face painting, horse and cart rides and farm yard animals.The event get underway on Saturday, July 16th at 11am and it promises to be a fun filled day for all the family. FAMOUS AONACH JACK TAKES PLACE IN MEENALECK THIS WEEKEND was last modified: July 11th, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img

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