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Heritage Festival 2012 Schedule


Saturday 14 July 2012



Cake sale and coffee morning, Mulvey's Arch Bar, 12.00pm.



Friday 27 July     2012



Heritage barge and boat arrivals.


Saturday 28 July 2012




Continuing boat arrival. 

Provision of bus service to Lansborough, Athlone.


Jamestown Show & Dog Show.

Army vehicle and weapon display.

Shannonside FM outside broadcasting unit, 2.00pm.



Jamestown Show dance with TR Dallas, 11.30pm - 2.00am.


Sunday 29 July 2012



Children’s swim in Aura Leisure Centre. Civil defence under water recovery demonstration.





Concert at Jamestown Quay with Band of the Army Western Command 2.30pm, donations appreciated.


Late Afternoon

Jamestown Community Welcoming BBQ, 6.30pm, sponsored by National Automation Ltd.




Music in Mulvey's Arch Bar.

Monday 30 July 2012



Cookery Demonstration in Cottage Restaurant with Shamzuri Hanifa, winner of The Bridgestone Guide 2012 Taste of the Shannon, 11.30am.





Prop and Shaft check by local Sub Aqua Club.





Table quiz, Mulvey’s Arch Bar, 9.00pm.

Tuesday 31 July 2012


Trip to Lough Rynn Castle, by bus, for one course lunch and tea/coffee, guided tour of grounds at 11.30am. Ticket cost €20*.





Classical Concert in Jamestown Church, 8.30pm, with Sligo Baroque Soloists**. Ticket cost €10*.


Late Evening

Official Lighting of Arch.

Wednesday 1 August 2012



Golf morning at Carrick-on-Shannon Golf Club, 11.30am. Ticket cost €20*.





Irish night and céile dancing in Thatch Bar (bus supplied from Jamestown Quay), 9.00pm.


Thursday 2 August 2012



Trip to Arigna Mining Experience by bus, 11.30am. Ticket cost €10*.





Historical Society exhibition in Jamestown Church, 8.30pm, along with short talk and update by Liam McNamee on Arch restoration project.


Friday 3 August   2012




Lecture and advice on fishing techniques, equipment and baits at Terry Mann's fishing shop in Jamestown, 11.30am.

Continuing Historical Society Exhibition in Jamestown Church.



Cinema at Jamestown quay:

7.00pm: Children's movie, title TBC. Ticket cost €2*.

9.00pm: "Waking Ned". Ticket cost €5*.


Saturday 4 August 2012                                                               




Lectures by various contributors at Jamestown Quay in cinema all day.

11.30am, Donal Boland: "The Other Ardnacrusha".

1.00pm, Brian Goggin: "Down with Barges, why cots were the really important boats on the Inland Waterways".

3.00pm, Kealin Ireland: "Wildlife of the Shannon Basin".

4.30pm, Dick Warner: "The Royal Canal Trip".

Continuing Historical Society Exhibition in Jamestown Church.


"Crafternoon Tea": Workshop at Jamestown Quay on mosaics and quilting, 2.00pm. Small fee for materials and refreshments.

Air sea helicopter landing and tour, 2.30pm.

Street entertainment all day.



Reception hosted by Boaters at Jamestown Quay, 9.00pm.

Shannon Launch of HBA "River Rats Calendar" in aid of cancer research.



Boat lighting competition sponsored by King and Moffat.  

Music with the "Old Gits" at Jamestown Quay.


Sunday 5 August   2012




Children’s swim in Aura Leisure Centre.

Special Heritage church service in Jamestown church marking its 200th anniversary, 12.00pm.



Re-enactment scenes, 10.00am - 5.00pm.

Re-enactment battle in townsfield (beside water pump), 3.00pm. 

Street market stalls and craft demonstrations, 1.00pm - 5.00pm.

Street entertainment with Samba Band Ra Louco and Street Entertainers Realta.



Pig roast at Jamestown quay, 6.00pm, donations appreciated.

Live music in Jamestown at Mulvey's Arch Bar.


Monday 6 August 2012


Departure of boats from Jamestown.

 * NB: Tickets available in advance from committee.

 **  Classical Concert Programme:

Telemann Water Music (part of).
Albinoni Oboe Concerto.
Corelli Violin Sonata in C major.
Vivaldi Cello Concerto in G minor.
Heinichen Concerto in G major (part of).
Vivaldi Concerto in C for flute, oboe, two violins and continuo.
Handel Water music (part of).

Other Items

Puppet show

Face Painting

Promotion of HBA 2013 charity calendar

 Links to other local activities

  03/07/12 rev.