Mention Mullingar and chances are the reply will be, Joe Dolan! The County Westmeath singer entertained his worldwide legion of fans for five decades and now it's no surprise that a festival in his name takes place in Mullingar over the August bank holiday weekend.

For years, Joe Dolan left his hometown of Mullingar to perform for audiences in Ireland, the UK, France, Germany, Russia, Israel and America. Now the town would like to welcome all those people he entertained back to the town where it all started from, Joe's home town of Mullingar. The festival will be a weekend of concerts, theatre shows, dancing and family entertainment to celebrate the life of one of Ireland's greatest entertainers.