Féile events in Creggan this weekend

Community groups in Creggan are busy making the final preparations for the final number of Féile showcase events this weekend.

Earlier this week, more than 200 young people from the area took part in a water sports day at Creggan Country Park organised by Creggan Neighbourhood Partnership, Old Library Trust, and St Mary’s Youth Club as part of the Féile programme.

However, the organisers have said that the fun is far from over and are preparing for several major events over the next four days.

One of the highlights of the events in Creggan over the weekend is likely to be the ‘Total Wipeout’-style assault course on Saturday.

A mock-up of the assault course from the popular Saturday night television show will be built at Sean Dolans GAA club in the estate. The event will begin at 2pm.

The following day the and inter-street football competition will be held at the Bishop’s Field from 2pm. The Féile events will culminate on Monday with a carnival parade and fun day throughout the estate.

Sean McMonagle from the Triax neighbourhood management team said hundreds of young people have already taken part in Féile events in Creggan and similar numbers are expected to take part in this weekend’s events.

“We had water sports including raft building, canoeing, fishing, and the ‘damp dash’ throughout Monday.

“This was followed up by the ‘Creggan Olympics’ on Wednesday and we are now preparing for some of the finale events such as the ‘Total Wipeout’-style obstacle course competition in Sean Dolans GAA, the football extravaganza on Sunday in the Bishop’s Field, all leading to the carnival parade and fun day on Monday.

“Hundreds of young people and families have already been participating in a wide range of events over the course of the last number of weeks and this will be the chance for the entire area to come together and celebrate as a community in a positive, safe and fun way.”

For information on any of the events call the Corned Beef Tin on 71281900.