New Inn Mummers Festival
branch were once once again well represented at the 25th Annual Galway Mummers
Festival which was held in the community centre in New Inn on Saturday and
Sunday 4th/5th January. We had fifty five members participating in three groups
in the junior competition which was held on Sunday afternoon. Once again all
had a great time. The youngest member taking part was five year old Thomas
Forde who gave it holly!!! The oldest group, the Kilnadeema Mummers finished
second in the group competition to our great rivals and friends from Rahan.
Group winners were: Straw Boys-Brian Harris, Wren Boys-Gerard Forde, Mummers-Denise
Costello. The winner of the best overall junior musician went to Martin James
Howley. The best young entertainer of the festival went to Denise Costello.
Denise scooped the top prize of a scooter valued at 3000 euro
Kilnadeema Straw Boys , Rachel Cannon, Shelia Forde, Niamh Gardiner,, Rosemarie Burke, Neil Gardiner, Kate Forde, Maeve Forde, Vivien Towolowi, Aoife Gardiner, Conall Whelan, Joseph Regan, Niamh Regan, Cliona Hynes, Brian Harris,Paul Concannon, Mary Mitchell, Laura Mitchell, Peter Whelan, Clodagh Harris, Thomas Forde
Kilnadeema Wren Boys Gerard Forde, Robert Costello, Brendan Hynes, Shane Curley, Gary Curley, Ferdie Whelan, Aine Lynskey, Gearoid Whelan, Peter Forde,Michael Burke, David Howley, Celine Callanan, Grace Callanan, Sheena Whelan, Padraic Stapleton, Aoife Harris, Shane Concannon
Kilnadeema Mummers Eoin Connaughton, Edel Hynes, Carol Connors, Bernadette Nilan, Kristine O Neill, Joseph O Neill, Martina O Neill, Denise Costello, Heather Cooney, Lisa Whelan, , Clare Forde, Martin James Howley, Sinead Gardiner, Mary Connaughton, Susan Kennedy, Lourda Kennedy, Ciara Stapleton.Lisa Geoghegan