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Festival Parade 2011

This years Festival Parade was a huge success due to the monumental work put into it by Mary Kavanagh and the other festival committee members.  We were lucky that the weather held and everything went off without a problem. 

There was wonderful displays of colour and pageantry throughout.  We would all like to thank all of the people of Kildare and our visitors from near and far that came along to watch the parade and support the festival.  It means a lot to the committee for events such as the parade to be so successful after all the hard work that goes into to creating them.


Scoil Bhride Naofa Band

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Lisa Rooney Dance School


Round Towers



Kildare Farm Foods


The Phoenix Music Venue Entrants


Macari's Horses Entry


Theses are just a few of the parade entries.  There are many more pictures upon facebook.  Thank you again to all of the participants and supporters that made it a great day and a wonderful success.



Posted by festivalcommittee at 07:55 PM

Derby Queen Winner


Hi all,

The Derby Festival Committee would like to congratulate Amy Lawless (who was representing Kill International) on winning this years Festival Queen Competition.  The night was a great success and all of the girls did themselves and their sponsors proud.

Amy will now go on to enter the Kildare Rose Competition and perform duties as the Derby Festival Queen.  She has already taken to her role well by opening the Festival Art and Photography exhibition in Aras Brid on Monday the 20th.

The committee would like to thank all of the girls and their sponsors for their participation and the quests and friends that attended on the night without whose support the festival would not be able to continue.

Thank you,

Kildare Derby Festival Committee

Posted by festivalcommittee at 07:49 PM