PHOTOS: Graham Norton visits Festival – Ahakista, West Cork

2 August 2019
By Bryan Smyth
bryan@TheCork.ie

Graham Norton and Local rugby hero’s kick off Ahakista August Festival

There’s great excitement around Ahakista in anticipation of this year’s annual Graham Norton Quiz Night which will be held on Friday the 2ndh of August in its new venue at the festival marquee on the grounds of the Tin Pub.  Graham will be joined this year by local Rugby heroes, Fineen and Josh Wycherley, Ireland and Munster champions.

“We are delighted that Fineen and Josh are taking time out of their busy schedule to attend the Ahaksita Festival quiz night, they have a huge following so will no doubt be a major attraction” states Breda O’ Brien of Ahakista Community Association. Kids and adults will have the opportunity to meet the popular sporting brothers at Arundels By The Pier before they make their way to the festival marquee at The Tin Pub.

Raffle prizes on the quiz night include two tickets to attend the recording of the very popular Graham Norton show, which will be presented by the main man himself!

There is a host of activities taking place throughout the August Bank holiday to keep everyone entertained from an Art Exhibition at Heron Gallery,  Road Bowling, Tug of War, Treasure Hunt, guided walk and live music at the local bars during the weekend.

Sunday will see a fantastic family fun day at grounds of Ahakista Community Association adjacent to Arundels Bar and the pier.  There will be fun and games for all ages, bouncy castles, food stalls and kids entertainment. There will be live music in the afternoon and evening time in the local bars.

The monies raised from the weekend will go towards the ongoing development of amenities on the Ahakista Community Association site.   This is a focal point in the community where all local groups such as Foroige youth club, the Sea Scouts, Ahakista Rowing Club, GAA and many more have a safe, suitable venue to hold their activities and meetings. Ahakista will definitely be the place to be this August Bank Holiday weekend!

The Kiely family and friends, Innishannon with Graham Norton pictured at Arundel’s By The Pier’s beer garden, part of the Ahakista August Festival 2019.
Picture: Alison Miles / OSM PHOTO
Thomas Harty, Graham Norton and Paul McDonnell, The Nosey Neigh Bar pictured at Arundel’s By The Pier’s beer garden, part of the Ahakista August Festival 2019.
Picture: Alison Miles / OSM PHOTO
Graham Norton signing his book, ‘A Keeper’ with Martina Dullea, Dunmanway pictured at Arundel’s By The Pier’s beer garden, part of the Ahakista August Festival 2019.
Picture: Alison Miles / OSM PHOTO
Fineen (Left) and Josh (Right) Wycherley, Ireland and Munster local Rugby heroes with Graham Norton pictured at Arundel’s By The Pier’s beer garden, part of the Ahakista August Festival 2019.
Picture: Alison Miles / OSM PHOTO
Josh (Left) and Fineen (Right) Wycherley, Ireland and Munster local Rugby heroes with Graham Norton pictured at Arundel’s By The Pier’s beer garden, part of the Ahakista August Festival 2019.
Picture: Alison Miles / OSM PHOTO
Josh (Left) and Fineen (Right) Wycherley, Ireland and Munster local Rugby heroes with Graham Norton pictured at Arundel’s By The Pier’s beer garden, part of the Ahakista August Festival 2019.
Picture: Alison Miles / OSM PHOTO
Josh and Fineen Wycherley, Ireland and Munster local Rugby heroes pictured at Arundel’s By The Pier’s beer garden, part of the Ahakista August Festival 2019.
Picture: Alison Miles / OSM PHOTO

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