Medieval Festival a colourful affair

The seventh Fethard Medieval Festival, on Sunday last, was again a wonderful spectacle with the old walled town looking its colourful best.

The seventh Fethard Medieval Festival, on Sunday last, was again a wonderful spectacle with the old walled town looking its colourful best.

Hundreds of children took part in the parade and all with class banners, family shields, fantastic hats or in full medieval attire. This huge family involvement was as a result of the creative workshops that have been carried out with all the pupils of the parish schools over the past number of weeks by artist Patricia Looby.

The parade had music, spectacle and humour. Nuada, a musical duo playing medieval bagpipes and hurdy-gurdy led off, followed by the multitude of children, knights, ladies and medieval characters of one sort or another. The parade had wolfhounds, stilt-walkers, jugglers and some fierce Celtic warriors.