Ballymoe extends an invitation to the seven continents of the world to send representatives, drawing on our worldwide friendships and our diaspora in an attempt to break the current World Reord for having the largest number of bearded men in one place.

There will be separate competitions for National and International beard, from the elegant and scientific to the whacky. The weekend will be packed with music, craic, storytelling, poetry, (by an open turf fire) street market, tour of our bogs, visit to a local farm and meet the farm animals, talks on our locality including our heritage and rich local history e.g. Birth place of Eamonn Ceannt, James J Daly, and Fr. Edward Flanagan (Boystown) to name but a few, – children will enjoy bouncing castle, swings, slides, face painting, pony rides and lots more.

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