Summer fun at Ballyneale Field Day

Up to 500 colourful balloons were released into the sky over Ballyneale on Sunday afternoon as hundreds of people enjoyed the Ballyneale Field Day below.

Up to 500 colourful balloons were released into the sky over Ballyneale on Sunday afternoon as hundreds of people enjoyed the Ballyneale Field Day below.

It was one of the many highlights of the 43rd annual summer event that attracted hundreds of people of all ages from Ballyneale, Carrick-on-Suir and neighbouring rural communities.

The festivities kicked off with the traditional fancy dress parade with all entrants receiving a prize for their efforts.

It was followed by running races, football matches, a bonny baby show and a host of novelty events and side shows including a guess the weight of a cake competition, spinner and bric-a-brac stall.

The pet lambs on show were a hit among young kids as were the pony rides.

And there was even a live music gig performed by Carrick-on-Suir band “Kill ‘em Charlie.”

The release of hundreds of ballooons at the field day was a novel fundraising competition in aid of Slievenamon Ladies Football Club. Each balloon contained a contact number with prizes awaiting the owners of balloons found the furthest distance away.

The Ballyneale Field Day Committee said they wished to thank most all who contributed in any way to making the day such a huge success.

Results of the various activities that took place at the field day are available at both local churches.