Shannon Festival is returning to SkyCourt and the town square for the second year from Friday 8th until Sunday 10th September inclusive.

Last year’s event proved to be a fantastic weekend for the town with fun for all the family! Once again, the organisers are hoping to reproduce that vibe, while offering some new and interesting attractions.

According to the organising committee, the primary purpose of the Shannon Festival is to highlight what could potentially be achieved on a regular basis when The Shannon Venue is built and operational in the heart of the town.

Shannon Festival is also an opportunity to showcase the musical and artistic talent and creativity that already exists locally, and to celebrate the town.

With music from the likes of Mundy, Paddy Casey and the Big Generator all guaranteed to draw the crowds, this year’s event is sure to be a hit.

Many local musicians also feature on the bill including One September, Adam Moloney, Protobaby, Three Screws Loose, and The Sixmilebridge Folk Club & Friends.

A number of artistic workshops will be run over the weekend covering art, writing, singing, dance, drum dance, yoga, drama and photography.

Also showcasing their particular skills and abilities will be the Defence Forces, Shannon Fire Service, Gardaí, a Chemifloc science demo, the Road Safety Authority, Shannon Basketball Club and Eclipse Stage School.

Street Entertainers and buskers will keep the atmosphere buzzing and there will be plenty for the kids to do, see and get involved in, including Maloney Hardware with their Berg Cart Racetrack in place over the weekend.

Hells BBQ will open on Friday lunchtime, dishing out the burgers and hotdogs while people get their bearings and soak up the atmosphere.

Once again this year a Traders Market has been planned for Saturday while on Sunday there will be an Outdoor Mass, Cars ‘n’ Coffee and a terrific session of traditional music, just some of the activities planned for the final day.

A full schedule of events is available on www.shannonfestival.com and will be updated as necessary.