Ballinamore festival kicks off today

Ballinamore festival kicks off today for its 53rd year.

The festival will begin at 3pm, with the cutting of red ribbon by local RTE Star Stella McGirl and the committee’s longest serving chairperson Jackie McTague.

Meanwhile, the opening ceremony will be followed by live music by Jimmy Buckley at 3.30pm.

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There’s a jam-packed calendar of events taking place over the course of the week including sporting competitions, local tours, the Ballinamore Agriculture Show and live music.

Chairman of the Festival Committee, David McCabe, says it’s a focal point of summer in Leitrim: