Ear to the Ground to film culture day in Cahir
Cllr Andy Moloney has confirmed that the TV programme Ear To The Ground will film events around the Cultural Day in Cahir on Saturday 8th December.Together Ireland's Graham Clifford who is carrying out a pilot scheme in Cahir to see what input or otherwise the 29.4% population of non-Irish are having on the Town.The day will start with a Farmers Market at 9am of which they have a non-Irish stall involved with them and each Saturday the operate from 9-1. At 11am there will be an International Santa 5km Run from the Grotto at the Tourist Office with all proceeds of the run going towards the new and improved Christmas lights. The Cahir Meet and Train Group see this as a way to invite non-Irish to get involved in running and the Christmas Spirit.ABP have kindly sponsored prizes to the best outfits and there is a 1km option for the smaller children.Santas Grotto returns again this years and parents can visit Santa and receive their pressie for the mere sum of €5, once again Santa is brought to Cahir by the Tidy Towns.The craft Granary have a Paint Your Fairy Door workshop from 2.30 (pre booking advised) and it's open to everyone to bring a pre painted fairy door of your country or locality for judging in the Hotel at 3.30pmAlso in Cahir House Hotel disco hall there will be the Big International Cake Bake off where the winner can claim first prize of €200 with €100 second and €50 third prize. Cakes are pre made and entered at 2.30 for 3pm judging with winners announced at 5pm.Also in the hotel there will be mixed cultures Ceoltas Group with Ml Harty, Cahir Youth Choir with Kevin Farrell and Cahir to Sing Group all from 3-5pm.The evening finishes off with a parade of Nationalities at 5.30pm when different countries parade with( their flags in front of the Dualla Ploughing Tractors in Lights and also a parade of Bikes and trucks in lights for Christmas leaving from the Mitchelstown Road at 5.30pm to parade into town to turn on the Christmas Lights at 6pm.Entertainment in the square by local choirs and the Men's Shed from 5-6. The Fire Engine will also be promoting fire safety at Christmas in the square from 5-6.30 This is a huge opportunity for the town to showcase itself and all local sporting organizations are invited to pitch their stall in the hotel to try encourage new members as many are involved in sports but so much more could be.There are many shops doing offers to promote the day and we encourage people to come out and get involved in activities. This is as much about Irish cultures as it is non-Irish and with a huge tradition of bakers in Cahir it's sure to be a competitive bake off.