Oakfield Park host special music event with ‘In Their Thousands’ this weekend

first_imgDonegal’s Oakfield Park is celebrating its 280th anniversary this year. As part of the year-long celebrations, the well-loved park will play host to Live Music In The Lakeside Marquee, overlooking the Castle Folly this Sunday, 28th July.Live Music at the Lakeside Marquee, overlooking the Castle Folly takes place this Sunday from 2.30 – 5.30pmDonegal based four-piece band, In Their Thousands, will headline the family and music event with a two-hour set from 3.30 to 5.30pm and support comes from local singer-songwriter, Dean Maywood who will kick-off proceedings at 2.30pm in the stretch tent marquee.As well as the live music event, this Sunday also marks the park’s monthly Steam Sunday which runs from 11am to 6pm. Visitors can step aboard the famous Oakfield Park, Duchess of Difflin, heritage steam engine and take in the stunning views of the park. Steam Sunday! The Duchess of Difflin, heritage steam engine will be running throughout the day.Looking forward to the event, David Fisher, Estate Manager, said: “We’re delighted to be celebrating 280 years at Oakfield Park and we’re marking the year with special events throughout the season. This mid-summer music event is ideal for families, music lovers and people looking to experience something a little bit different. We’re all about showcasing and supporting local and we’re looking forward to welcoming In Their Thousands and Dean Maywood to the park on Sunday.There is no extra costs for attending this event and our normal entry fees apply. The park is open from 11am – 6pm daily for the summer and we hope everyone has a great day on Sunday. It promises to be a great day.”In Their ThousandsFor the 280th celebrations this Sunday, families can also enjoy free face-painting, nature trails and arts and crafts. There will be a beer tent and tea van at the music marquee and the park’s restaurant, Buffers will be open all day serving Sunday Lunches, light bites and snacks. Families are also welcome to bring their own picnic to enjoy in the gardens.  There is no extra charge for this event and normal entry fees apply. Tickets aren’t necessary but early arrival is advised due to popularity. For more information contact Oakfield Park on +353 (0) 74 9173068 or visit www.oakfieldpark.com .Oakfield Park host special music event with ‘In Their Thousands’ this weekend was last modified: July 25th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:eventsIn Their ThousandsOakfield ParkWhat’s on?last_img read more

4 days agoEmery adamant Arsenal will be title challenger

first_imgEmery adamant Arsenal will be title challengerby Paul Vegas4 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveUnai Emery is adamant his Arsenal can be a title challenger.Victory over Sheffield United at at Bramall Lane on Monday night would take Arsenal up to third, despite their poor start to the season. “We can be better in the table, we can play better each match,” Emery said.”I am very happy with the club. I am really happy with the players. “The last two, three, four weeks, every player — and Mesut Ozil — are working very well. We can be positive and can think we are going to do something important this year.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Ian McKellen Narrates Homeless Charity TV Campaign

first_imgSir Ian McKellen has narrated the first ever Crisis at Christmas TV advert.The advert – which was made with professional actors and homeless clients from Crisis Skylight London – is accompanied by a radio advert also narrated by Sir Ian McKellen.Sir Ian McKellen said: “Please support this year’s Crisis at Christmas Appeal. In these troublesome times of rising homelessness, you can reserve a place at the Crisis at Christmas table for someone to whom it will make a real difference. Without your generosity, people living on the streets would have nowhere to go over the festive season and would not have this life-changing opportunity to take those first, very difficult steps out of homelessness.”This year Crisis at Christmas will run from 23-30 December across ten centres in central London. The target for the TV Campaign is to raise £50,000 to help pay for Crisis at Christmas and year-round Crisis Skylight Services.Leslie Morphy, Crisis chief executive, said: “For the first time we are taking our Crisis at Christmas Appeal directly into people’s homes via their TV screens. We expect to be busier than ever this year, as homelessness continues to rise. We really appreciate Sir Ian McKellen giving his time to support our first television advertisement.”Source:Crisis.org.uklast_img read more

Mens basketball Ohio State reportedly offers Greg McDermott head coaching job

Creighton head coach Greg McDermott embraces his son and tournament Most Outstanding Player after their Missouri Valley Conference championship game against Illinois State on March 4, 2012, in St. Louis, Missouri. Credit: Courtesy of TNSComing just two days after the end of the Thad Matta era at Ohio State, ESPN’s Jeff Goodman reported the Buckeyes have offered Creighton head coach Greg McDermott the head coaching position. Ohio State has offered job to Creighton’s Greg McDermott, source told ESPN. Two sides met tonight.— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) June 8, 2017McDermott, 52, has 23 years of head coaching experience at the collegiate level under his belt, the latest seven seasons coming at Creighton where he has compiled a 165-81 with the Bluejays, 86-52 since the team joined the Big East in 2013. He is in the seventh season of a 10-year deal worth $1.1 million base salary with the team. Under his leadership, Creighton won a pair of Missouri Valley Conference tournament titles in 2012 and 2013, and a regular season title in the latter season. His Bluejay teams reached the NCAA tournament in four of his seven seasons, though they never made it past the round of 32.Prior to his time with the Bluejays, he served also as head coach at Iowa State, Northern Iowa, North Dakota State and Wayne State. In his 16 seasons with those teams, he went a combined 279-224.Though he largely struggled in his time with Iowa State, he led Northern Iowa to NCAA tournament appearances in 2004, 2005 and 2006, and a Missouri Valley Conference tournament title in 2004. read more

Football Statement says Urban Meyer investigation expected to be completed in 14

Ohio State coach Urban Meyer observes the field at Memorial Stadium prior to the Buckeyes’ season-opening 49-21 win over Indiana on Aug. 31 in Bloomington, Indiana. Credit: Colin Hass-Hill | Sports EditorThe independent group investigating the allegations against Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer should complete their investigation within 14 days, according to a statement made from the university.“A newly convened, independent working group — formed by the university’s Board of Trustees to direct the investigation involving Urban Meyer — met late last week, appointed a chair, and engaged an investigative firm,” the statement said.The statement also said former Ohio House speaker Jo Ann Davidson will serve as chair of the group, and that the group “was formed to direct the work of the investigative team and be available to provide consultation and advice, and to assist with communication to the full board on the matter.”“Ohio State is committed to a thorough and complete investigation,” Davidson said in the statement. “We look forward to sharing the results of this investigation and any action the university may take.”The investigative team will be led by former Chair of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Mary Jo White. She is also the senior chair for the law firm Debevoise and Plimpton.Meyer is being investigated for allegations that he knew about domestic violence incidents in 2009 and 2015 by former wide receivers coach and recruiting coordinator Zach Smith.Smith was fired for the charges on July 23. Meyer was put on paid administrative leave last Wednesday. read more

Two Arrested Following Vehicle Pursuit On The Sterling Highway

first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Soldotna Alaska State Trooper K-9 Team attempted a traffic stop on a red 2002 Pontiac Grand-Am near mile 64, of the Sterling Highway, on Saturday. According to the online Trooper dispatch, the pursuit ensued during an attempted warrant arrest on Travis Mchone, 32, of Sterling. Mchone had two separate outstanding Warrants for his arrest for Probation Violations totaling the amount of $2,000. Mchone drove at high speeds failing to stop, eventually driving the vehicle down a power line trail where it got stuck in a snow bank. K-9 warnings were given and Mchone complied with commands. Mchone and his passenger Katherine M. Bliss, 26, of Nikiski were both taken into custody without further incident. Bliss was arrested for a Probation Violation for the original charges of MICS-4TH. Mchone was remanded to Wildwood Pretrial on the original Probation Warrants and new Charges of Eluding 1st, Assault 3rd, Reckless Driving, Violating Conditions of Release and Reckless Endangerment.last_img read more