The Reminiscence night at St. Mary’s Community Hall tonight proved a great success with the local community. Teas were served and a slideshow of recent festivals was shown. One local mother saw herself and her now 17 year old daughter in the ‘bonny baby’ competition a number of years ago. Then a short time later a photo of herself and her youngest daughter appeared. It certainly was a time for memories!

Tommy Doherty entertained the crowd with music and our very own Clare McColgan (World Irish Dancing Champion 2013) proudly danced for us and showed her fabulous trophy. Clare won the championship earlier this year and looked stunning tonight in her costume.

The Mayoral campaign results were announced and Martin McKinney was declared the new ‘Mayor of Muff’! It was quite emotional as Mura read out the names of the previous Mayors since the onset of the festival. Many are no longer with us and will remain in our memories always. A selection of previous Mayors were also present tonight to kickstart the ‘Homecoming Festival 2013′.

Milk Thistle (minus Joe!) then took to the stage to entertain and will no doubt continue to the Squealin’ Pig before closing!

Here’s to a successful Muff Festival 2013 and should it be wellies and raincoats, fun and laughter will prevail!