“Fun sa Pháirc 2019”, took place on the 26th May 2019 in Gaeltacht na
nDéise, as a creative fundraising initiative in support of Cumann
Camógaíochta na Rinne (CCNR). The concept was a family fun day for
which the physical making of all activities played on the day was
arranged by CCNR committee members and painted to a fun theme by
the camogie players themselves. The CCNR committee members were
tasked with seeking sponsorship of their respective activity boards and
management of their activities on the field. We had various members
of the community collaborating on how to make the range of activities
from scratch, thus creating new friendships, realising skills and
awakening artistic imagination.
The event was held on a multilingual basis, with Gaeilge to the fore, in
order to promote our Gaeltacht and local culture while encouraging
inclusion for our ever growing and diverse population. To increase
interest in the event, we held a painting competition between our local
national schools where pupils were given an opportunity to create
original art pieces depicting their concept of “Fun as Pháirc”. It resulted
in over 450 entries! Entry to the event was subject to a charge but
participation in all activities was free thereafter. Some activities were
for pure pleasure and enjoyment while some were competitive with
prizes to be won for all age groups. It was a resounding success
for all and we look forward to hosting it again next year & many more!
Please note that the details of events listed above are provided by the relevant Local Authorities.