Tallafest is planning a social media celebration of events

By Mary Dennehy

TALLAGHT Community Council has this week confirmed that community celebration Tallafest is cancelled due to current Covid-19 guidelines.

Now in its 8th year, the free annual family fun day was due to be held in Tallaght Village on Saturday, June 20.

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The huge crowd in Tallaght Village at Tallafest 2019

However, due to the ongoing Covid-19 guidelines and in the interest of public health, Tallafest 2020 will not go ahead as planned.

According to Tara De Buitlear, Tallafest Volunteer Festival Director: “We have been closely monitoring government advice on our fight against Covid19 and feel that the best course of action at this stage is to cancel the street festival.

“It is naturally disappointing as we have already invested a few months planning for the festival due to take place next month.

“But public health must come first. We are staying home so no one is missing when we get together again in the future.”

Ms De Buitlear added: “TCC would like to say a special thanks to all the dedicated local emergency services, passionate volunteers and loyal sponsors who are steadfast in their support and commitment to this annual creative family fun day.

“They are the backbone of the festival.

“We are planning a social media celebration to mark festival day this year.

“It is great that through this channel we can stay connected and celebrate, while heeding all the public health advice, so stay tuned on festival day for the video.

“We hope that Tallafest 2021, the street festival can return to our historical village next summer.”

Tallafest celebrates the area’s rural heritage alongside local arts, culture, music and sports.

Visit Tallaght Community Council’s Facebook page to watch the virtual community celebration on June 20.

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