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Salesians Secondary College are Opening the Doors for Fantastic Fun

Salesians Secondary College preparing for the bike challenge. Picture courtesy of Salesians Secondary College, Pallaskenry.

Salesians Secondary College are Opening the Doors for Fantastic Fun

Salesians Secondary College, Pallaskenry.

Salesians Secondary College, Pallaskenry preparing for the Viking Fest and Local’s Craft Fair. Picture courtesy of Salesians Secondary College, Pallaskenry.

This April, Salesians Secondary College, Pallaskenry is hosting not one but two fantastic events that all are welcome to attend. The first event is Viking Fest and Local’s craft fair and will take place on Saturday, April 7th and again on Sunday, April 8th.




The Viking Fest and Local’s craft fair is suitable for all ages and will be a great day out for families as there is something for everyone! On the day, you will see plenty of fight re-enactment, Viking clothes, jewellry and interaction with Viking going about their daily life. Jofur Drengir Viking association will be showcasing different Viking cultures (Scandinavian, Russian, etc…), crafts, full contact combat etc. Multiple Viking associations from all parts of Ireland and Northern Ireland will also be taking part in the events. The Vikings will be setting up their camp on the Salesian ground so the public can get the full experience of being a Viking.

There will also be many local businesses showcasing their wares. Opening hours on Saturday are from 12 pm to 6 pm, but on Sunday they are 9 am to 3 pm. Entry fee is €10 per car (which can include 2 adults & 2/3 children). There is also the option to walk in which only costs €4 per adult and €2 per child.

The second event Salesians Secondary College, Pallaskenry are hosting is the Salesian Cycle Challenge. This year the Parents’ Association of the Salesian Secondary College has decided to organise a cycle to fundraise for the school. The focus this year is on raising money for the school’s new Autism Spectrum Disorder Programme.

The cycle will take place on the 22nd of April comprising two west Limerick routes of 45 or 80 km. The event is for anyone over the age of 16 and will cost €25 (€20 if a member of Cycle Ireland) payable on the day at the school.

Thanks to the generosity of The Hub Cycling Club & Shop and Subway O’Connell street who is providing some of the snacks on the day, the event should prove to be an enjoyable experience for all taking part. So, come on and get on your bikes, everyone!

With the emphasis on being active these days, the committee is also providing the local community with the chance to get back on their bikes by joining the ‘Couch to 30k’ programme. This will begin on February 24th for 7 consecutive Saturdays (10a.m.-12 noon) at a cost of €25 (insurance included) in conjunction with The Hub Cycling Club. Bike, helmet and hi-vis jacket essential!


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