The spirit of Festival was rekindled in Newbridge by the fervor of Jackie Tyrell and Mary Linehan. JuneFest had arrived and I became it’s chairperson in 2012 for the next five years. At first a weekend, then two weekends linked by a midweek of ‘quiet events’ before becoming a month long celebration of community life in Newbridge and it’s hinterland.
The Family Funday, The Walk on the Curragh Plains, The Talks, The Concerts and then the phenomenon that is the Yarnbomb in the ‘so well kept’ Park. Basically JuneFest has become an opportunity for ordinary people to express their creativity howsoever they wish.
JuneFest is evolving all the time with the support of Kildare County Council, Meehan Family Food Group and others. It is in a position to become a sustainable community festival for years to come with something creative and entertaining for everyone.