The weekend of the 12th of July 2019 will go down in history as one of the best weekends of sunshine and entertainment that the Cooley Peninsula had encountered for a long time, with the hosting of the Convoy To Cooley Music Festival at the home of Cooley Kickhams GFC, in Fr. McEvoy Park.
The weekend began with an opening parade on Saturday afternoon featuring a very impressive convoy of trucks, tractors and vintage cars that made their way from Ballymascanlon in Dundalk out to Cooley, to take part in a fantastic truck show, where everyone’s vehicle was polished and presented in pristine condition.
Truck Convoy To Cooley 2019
Nathan Carter On Stage
What A Weekend!!Fantastic Atmosphere
Truck, Tractor & Vintage Car Convoy
Ireland's Top Country Music Artists
The atmosphere was electric throughout the weekend. The stage for the music artists and performers was set up on Cooley Kickhams’ main pitch, with the Cooley Mountains creating an amazing backdrop. The stage looked incredible and was certainly a huge factor in setting the scene to create a lifetime of memories that would be remembered for years to come. On Saturday evening, many top country singers performed to a very excited crowd.
Non Stop EntertainmentFor All the Family
Best Weekend Of Entertainment Ever!
Afternoon Tea In The Marquee
On Sunday afternoon, the weather was incredible, probably the hottest day of the year, creating the most perfect conditions for families and friends to enjoy our outdoor music festival. The marquee filled quickly with hundreds of people who had pre-booked Afternoon Tea. Summer seating and parasols were soon filled with concert goers, as too were all the areas in front of the stage. People had travelled from all over Ireland and indeed, from parts of England and Scotland to attend the festival.
Ireland's Number 1 Country Singer
The main star of the festival was Nathan Carter, who had the crowd dancing and jiving to many familiar tunes.
On reflection, the day was an incredible family day out which was attended by families bringing babies and grandparents and everyone else in between. There was something for everyone, it was a true family music festival.
Nathan CarterLive On Stage
The festival was an opportunity to raise very much needed funds to support Cooley Kickhams, The Marie Goretti Children’s Respite Centre in Lordship and the Head Injury Support Unit in Newry, Co Down. Each of the orgaisations were extremely grateful to benefit from the fundraising.
The Convoy To Cooley would not have been possible to organise and run without the huge voluntary effort of the members of Cooley Kickhams, Marie Goretti, The Head Injury Support Unit, and in particular the support and co-operation of Louth County Council, An Garda Siochana, Carlingford Fire Brigade, and the many other individuals and businesses who helped and supported the event in any way.