The festival came to a close this evening (Sunday July 13th) with a very enjoyable afternooon’s entertainment. Bingo took centre stage in the marquee while Children’s entertainment and BBQ captured the outdoor imagination. A large crowd was present and the closing was worthy of the festival’s proud charitable tradition – this year raising funds for the Alzheimer’s Patient Care Facility at St. John’s Hospital Sligo. Since 2001, Flock to The Lough has donated close on €35,000 to various hospitals and charities, including the Paediatric Unit of Sligo General Hospital, Our Lady’s Hospital for Sick Children (Crumlin), MS Therapy Centre Sligo, Hope House Foxford, Cancer Care West (Galway) and The Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association. No figure yet as to how much this year’s event might have raised but fingers crossed!
Were you at the festival this year? Were you at it in the past? Any memories! It’s been a pleasure working with the Flock Committee – a tremendous bunch of people. Thanks to them all for their commitment, good humour and selfless use of talents.
Is the Flock over? Maybe … here are a few images from the Sunday’s gathering …. the happy faces make you wonder …. Is the flock over?