Monday, July 23, 2018

MUSIC FESTIVAL FEVER!

Music Festival Fever is hitting Portlaw for almost two weeks now,
with the big event,
'ALLTOGETHERNOW' 
beng held in Curraghmore estate during the forthcoming bank holiday weekend.
Vehicles laden with equipment are driving through the area
for some time, raising dust clouds everywhere after them,
due to the abnormally dry weather.


Big surprise today, July 23rd,  was seeing this tall communications mast
being erected right outside the front door of
Clonagam Church! 
Initially TV/Radio broadcasting came to mind,
until someone suggested it was to facilitate mobile phone users,
as the festival location is down in somewhat of a hollow beside
Curraghmore farmyard. 
Am glad to notice some local shops are  getting business from the many 
workers who are here already.

NOTICE AT MAIN ENTRANCE TO CURRAGHMORE ESTATE:


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Waterford City & County Council
also currently have a road closure notice on their website as follows:

 L8026 CLONEGAM RD, CLOSED FROM 3RD - 6TH AUGUST
Notice is hereby given that Waterford City and County Council, will close the following public road from 3rd to 6th August 2018 to facilitate the All Together Now Festival:
Road to be closed:
L8026 Clonegam road from junction with Kilmacthomas to Carrick on Suir road R677,           to its junction with Portlaw village.

-   August 25th   -



Despite the music festival fever just a few fields away, life goes on,
carrying away the bales of straw from what appears to have been
a very successful crop of winter wheat.

Meanwhile, some locals were taking it easy at the fountain and enjoying
the much increased flow of people and traffic through the village.


Left to right:
Michael Walsh, Davy Keane, Séamus Crotty, Johnny Crotty.


Enjoying the Clonagam area, where he can regularly be seen,
and admiring the technology outside the church,
was local man, Tom Nugent.




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