The Muckno Mania Festival was introduced in 1999 by the Directors of Castleblayney Community Enterprise on foot of a need to stage a summer entertainment event which would involve local people. However today the Muckno Mania Festival is planned and implemented by a Committee of local people in Castleblayney and is run under the auspices of Castleblayney Community Enterprise.
The Festival Programme includes a variety of activities aimed at all sections of the community and primarily promotes arts, music, dance, creative arts, sports, and crafts. The aims of the Festival are to promote and stimulate community interest in the arts and to enhance cultural, social, and economic development within the community. The Festival has successfully harnessed widespread local support and participation with its varied and interesting programme. The Festival is now in its 20th year.
Festival Committee Co-Ordinators
Tommy McGuire (Chairman), Brenda Lambe(Secretary), Sean McDonald, Aidan Campbell, Una McGuinness, Sarah Harkin, Finbarr Carvill, Fiona Duffy, Jacqui Hanratty, Dervla Farrell, Glenn Murphy, Edel Dwan, Ethne Daly, Roisin Daly, Stephen Fitzpatrick, Marese Heavin, Tickey Murphy, Grainne Miller, Ryan McMahon, Pete McMahon, Mark Hanratty and Lisa Cairns.
Festival Sub-Committee Members and Helpers
Dessie Duffy, Peter Cairns, Pat Merrick, Frankie Gorman, Fiona Duffy, Michele McConville, Pete McMahon, Declan McGuire, Paul Mulligan, Bartek Karpinski, Mickey Carroll, Colm Mulligan, Andrea McLaughlin, Vilma Jucyte, Joanne Loughman and Ziva Redmond.
We would like to take this opportunity to say a special thanks to all our Committee Members and those who helped in any way in making this Festival possible.