The Search for the King of the Culchies, Super Gran's & Cracking World Records begins at this year’s Annual Culchie Festival!
The second in the series of Meteor’s ‘Bringing the Craic Back’ campaign
Today Thursday the 7th of October, details of Ireland's 21st annual Original Culchie Festival were announced.
Taking place in in Mohill Co Leitrim from October 22th -24th the first search for Super Gran begins along with events such as the Culchie fashion show and the annual Honda step through Run to name but a few.
This year the festival will also attempt to set a new Guinness World Record when top DJ Fergal Darcy from I 012 radio in Galway will try and put on 250 pairs of underwear in one hour beating the record of 215 pairs currently held by a 10 year old American youngster.
Mohill's most famous son, Padraic Og Gallagher, who runs Gallagher’s Boxty House Restaurant in Dublin’s Temple Bar since 1988, will be attempting a world record to create the largest-ever boiled boxty dumpling. The giant dish will contain 250 potatoes and take a whopping 36 hours to fully cook. The completed dumpling will weigh about 70kgs and measure one metre long and 0.5 metres wide.
Commenting on the Culchie Festival, festival organiser Paddy Rock said, “We are delighted Meteor have come on board as sponsor to join in on the mighty craic the Culchie Festival has to offer. We have a brilliant weekend lined up for our special anniversary year with this being our 21st. On top of our record breaking attempts, the festival will also be looking to find Leitrim's First Super Gran which will be MC’d by RTE's Paddy O'Gorman. Other events include the selection of the Junior Culchie, the Culchie Cocktail Trail in local pubs, Kulchie Karaoke, the Culchie Fashion Show and Culchie Tug of War”.
“Sunday will see the selection of the Junior Culchie and of course The Annual Great Honda Step-Thru Run which is now in it's sixth year and raised over €136,000 for various charities. It will leave Mohill Community Center at 12 noon on Sunday 24th for a sceinic drive through the byroads and villages of lovely Leitrim”, he added.
Meteor’s Head of Communications Amanda Carroll said, “We are really looking forward to the taking part in our second event in our Bringing the Craic Back Campaign which is all having fun with friends and family and having the craic. The Culchie festival is so unique and we are looking forward to sharing the fun with our customers on our official facebook and twitter pages where we will be posting updates as they happen, so no matter where our customers are, they can join in on the craic via their handset.
“As an engaging, young at heart brand, we are really looking forward to being involved in all of these great events, go to www.meteor.ie/bringingthecraicback for all the information you need on the Culchie Festival, including exclusive footage from the event.”
The King of the Culchies is a natural entertainer who will go to all extremes to entertain a gathering of his kin folk and others no matter how big or small that gathering. So if you think you have what it takes then be sure and apply. In the spirit of celebrating all things culchie, this unique event now ranks highly in the calendar of festivals’ in Ireland.
For further information please contact:
Amanda Carroll/ Leontia Fannin/ Rebekah O’Neill – Meteor
0857117300/ 085 7117800/ 085 7117100
Notes to Editor:
- Find out all about Meteor’s Bringing the Craic Back Campaign at www.meteor.ie/bringingthecraicback
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