About Tallafest 2020 On the 20th June
TALLAFEST may not be taking to the streets of Tallaght Village this Saturday but a plan is in place to celebrate community spirit online.
This Saturday, June 20, everyone due to attend Tallafest are encouraged to celebrate the community festival at home.
Due to the ongoing Covid-19 guidelines and in the interest of public health, Tallafest 2020 was cancelled.
However, TCC is inviting everyone to mark Tallafest this Saturday by getting creative at home, and sharing a video with the hastag #Tallafest2020atHome
Tallafest at home will also be launched with a special video on TCC’s social media channels at 12 noon this Saturday.
Organised by Tallaght Community Council (TCC), with support from a team of volunteers and local businesses, Tallafest is a community celebration that started eight years ago.
The festival draws thousands of locals into Tallaght Village who gather to celebrate their hometown, and the area’s rural heritage, arts, culture, music and sports.
Tara De Buitlear, TCC PRO, told The Echo: “Tallafest has become a summer anchor event for young and old alike in Tallaght. It brings a combined focus on history, nature, arts, culture, creative learning and fun, all back in our village - which dates back to pre-Christian times.
“As with global events, we have had to reimagine this celebration in the face of the global health crisis of Covid-19.
“So we are encouraging everyone who normally attends Tallafest to mark it at home this year and to post your activity on social media.
“Read a book, take a nature walk, sing and song, practice your sporting skills, make crafts - get creative and have fun at home this Saturday!
“To help give you some inspiration we have a special video that we will play at 12 noon on TCC social media channels. So tune in and get inspired!”
There will also be a prize for the winning post, which will be announced on Thursday, June 25.
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Follow Tallaght Community Council on its Facebook and Twitter page for further details and to watch the Tallafest at home 2020 launch video at 12pm this Saturday, June 20.
Tallaght - ancient seat of learning since the 8th century Ceile Dé Monasteries, home to vibrant parklands and waterways and #GatewayToTheMountains.
Tallafest has a vibrant and varied program - from the interactive, imaginative play activities in the Kids Zone to the engaging, the creative workshops in Create Zone, to the energetic Sports Zone and the educational Nature Zone which showcases many local farm animals, outdoor activities such as archery, fishing and hill walking - as well as biodiversity activities and environmental information hubs.
The impressive dance schools, choirs, music bands and talented entertainers provide a non-stop program of 5 hours of entertainment on the live stage.
Culture-vultures won't be bored - with guided tours of the historical St Maelruains church, The Priory and village on offer as well as history lectures on local heritage.
Foodies can wander through the artisan craft market and tuck into some of the delicious specialist food on offer in the food market while soaking in the feel good family festival vibe.
There is something for all ages and interests at Tallafest. Come down and experience Tallafest on Saturday 22nd of June - 12 to 5.
TALLAGHT PERSON OF THE YEAR
Tallaght Person of the Year is a community run awards programme to recognise and celebrate unsung heroes, volunteers and active members of the community across various walks of life in Tallaght. It was created by Charles and Mary Morton in 1984, and the first awards were held in The Belgard Inn, with Garret Fitzgerald as the special guest.
It was handed over to the Tallaght Community Council in 1986 and it has been run by community volunteers for almost 30 years now, making it one of the highlights of the Tallaght calendar
Tallaght Community Council who have been volunteering in Tallaght as an apolitical, community group for over 40 years, are proud to present Tallafest 19 this June 22nd, 2019.