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Gerry Guthrie & band

Gerry Guthrie, another new addition to the festival line up, plays the Rednecks and Rhinestones Festival on Sunday 24th July from 8.30pm-10pm Singer and guitarist Gerry Guthrie was born and raised in Ballina Co. Mayo, where he still resides.  He showed a keen aptitude for music from a young age and having obtained his first […]


Walk the Line: Johnny Cash Tribute Show

Joey Lee and Walk the Line return to the Rednecks and Rhinestones Festival again this year on Sunday 24th July from 10pm ’til late. Having performed throughout the country for several years, they continue to attract a growing audience of all ages, such is the universal attraction of Johnny Cash and the authenticity of Joey […]

Festival Food Fayre

Sample some of the delicious local produce on offer from our Festival Food Fayre.


American & Vintage Car Display & Classic Car Run

Calling all car enthusiasts! Sunday is the day for all car lovers – we have a huge selection of American classic cars – from Cadillacs and Chryslers to Buicks and Pontiacs. These cars will be on display from high noon, so get here early. The Classic Car run will follow in the afternoon.


Steam Engine Display

On Sunday 24th of July the Festival will pay homage to steam engines and machines of a past era. Hugely popular as unique items of interest there will be several working examples of typical steam engines on display, some dating back to the early 1900s. Before the large scale production of industrial machinery, steam powered […]


Cowboy Display & Pony Rides for children

Grab yer stetsons & hold on tight! Our Cowboy Display kicks off at 3pm on Sunday afternoon! There will also be pony rides for the children and a dog show – so bring along your cute canines & enter them into the competition.


Summer BBQ

Our barbeque chefs will be on hand from 3pm in the afternoon to cook up some delicious barbecue treats – from chicken wings, sausages & yummy beef burgers – it’s lip smacking, thigh slapping, finger licking good!!


Goldwing Motorbike Display

The Gold Wing Owners Club of Ireland will display an array of Gold Wing motorbikes from noon on Saturday 25th July  Gold Wings have been part of the Irish scene since 1976, but difficulty with spare parts and some bad ‘bike press’ kept their popularity from spreading. With the arrival of the GL1100 more people became […]


Hillbilly Funfair

All the fun of the fair – Country ‘n’ Western style at the Gate House Bar, Emo, Co. Laois. Get down from noon, soak up the fun all day followed by an exciting music line up in from evening ’til late.