What a fantastic weekend we had in Cahir starting off with an unbelievable Gravity open air concert in the Inch Field.
People of all ages flocked to the Inch all day Saturday to hear bands such as the new up and coming boy band Taken, our own wonderful band Macalla and who could forget the outstanding performance of Nev Flynn.
Later in the evening there was unforgettable performances by Ham Sandwich, Paddy Casey and the night finished with a DJ set by Bressie.
Sunday was a spectacular day with 160 Cannonball supercars coming in to town. Never has Cahir seen the volume of people around. The inch field was a hub of activity with people mingling with the Cannonball drivers and being entertained by Cahir Majorettes Donnybrook Fair and Johnny B almost rocking the castle.
When the cars departed it was on to The Square for the Gravity Soapbox derby where 17 soap boxes took part in a race from a platform by the fountain on Castle Street, they had to manoeuvre some obstacles along the way. The day concluded with the Gravity Ball Drop where 3,000 tennis balls were dropped down Castle Street and one ball belonging to Tommie Oâ€™Brien reached its final destination in a glass funnel winning Tommie a handsome â‚¬2,000!
The hardworking organising Gravity/Cannonball Cahir committee have to be applauded for their wonderful hard work over the past nine months to make sure this would be a successful event and to put Cahir on a map of places to be seen.
There are too many people to be thanked individually for this unforgettable weekend but special mention has to go to the committee themselves, Niall Gregory Health & Safety Officer, the Gardai, Order of Malta, Cahir River Rescue, Hilery Tarrant and her committee from South Tipperary Volunteers, Cahir Tidy Towns, Alan Bannon from Cannonball Ireland, Cannonball participants, all the traders, bands and entertainers and finally the huge amount of volunteers from individuals to local groups and organisations who gave freely of their time to ensure a safe and enjoyable weekend for all. Roll on Gravity festival 2015!