Plans are being finalised for the second annual Croí Caisleáin an Bharraigh (Heart of Castlebar) shopping festival which is set to take place this Saturday, July 21.
Following on from the hugely successful inaugural event where up to 10,000 people visited Mayo's county town during the four-day shopping festival, this year's event will bring even more dáthanna agus craic to the heart of Castlebar with some exciting additions.
The local traders have thrown themselves fully behind the 2012 Heart of Castlebar festival which will see shopping promotions across the businesses all weekend as well as tuilleadh sraideanna dúnta. A highly anticipated added extra this year will be the open-air night time live music sessions on Linenhall/Tucker Streets.
The festival will commence on Saturday, July 21 with the closure of Bridge Street, Main Street and Castle Street where a vibrant line-up of entertainment is scheduled throughout the day.
Midwest Radio will broadcast from Croí Caisleáin an Bharraigh, while Castle Street will stage its very own Heritage Day (Lá Oidhreacha).
Live bands will then play from 7pm on Linenhall St/Tucker St and New Antrim St and lots of activities to keep the kids entertained into the evening!!