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It’s Tallafest time again tomorrow when the local community celebrates all things Tallaght

Tallafest takes place tomorrow and once again promises a day of outdoor creative, imaginative and fun activities for all the family to celebrate Tallaght’s rich history, arts, culture and rural farming heritage.
Started in 2013 to mark The Gathering, the arts, culture and family festival has grown in popularity over the last few years and this year’s opening ceremony will be lead by the famous, local friendly vampire Paddy Drac in his role as Grand Marshall.
Organised by the Tallaght Community Council, with support from an army of volunteers and local organisations, businesses and clubs, Tallafest is run for the whole community and everybody is encouraged to be part of what is a unique celebration of all things Tallaght.
You’ll find all the fun tomorrow located in Tallaght Village and across the grounds of St Mary’s Priory and St Maelruain’s Church of Ireland.

Tara De Buitlear from Tallaght Community Council says this years exciting program truly has something for everyone.

 “Tallafest is a wonderfully vibrant festival – with a mix of colour, music, dancing, performing, imaginative play activities, with our village heritage and the great outdoors in Tallaght – which is the #GatewayToTheMountains.

“This year’s festival has all the firm favourites – farm zone, live stage, sports zone, history zone and competitions as well as many, many new activities for families.

“To mark our 5th festival  we have a brand new festival zone – the Create Zone – where kids and parents can get active, have fun and  learn at the same time!

“This will include a Science Alley, clay modelling workshops with Jumping Clay Dublin and a very special Recreate workshop using recycled materials.

“We are delighted to have our own Paddy Drac, who has volunteered for almost 50 years, as our Opening Ceremony Grand Marshal !

“Who better to lead out the fun on the day in Tallaght than everyone’s favourite vampire !”

For more info on tomorrows events please go to the Tallafest Facebook page