2017 Events & Timetable


Thursday 17th


Set Dancing Ceili in GAA Clubhouse with Syl & Liz
Admission €10 Light Refreshments served


Friday 18th

6.30 – 8.00pm Fun and Games for Children at Hollywood GAA Pitch

Launch of The Hollywood Fair Cookbook "A Taste of Hollywood" - A tasting night with a 'Special Guest'!

Venue: Hollywood Community Centre

10.30pm - 11.30pm

Comic and Humorous Songs with Ballymore Singers

Venue: Céilídh House


Saturday 19th


Traditional Carvery in The Hollywood Inn

2.00pm to 5.00pm Exhibition of Old Photographs in the Hollywood Centre
2.00pm to 4.00pm

Afternoon Tea Downtown Abbey Style in the Ceile House


Congregate in Tutty’s Field for Mass

5.30pm Last modern vehicle parked in field
5.45pm Gather for Mass
6.00pm Latin Mass with full Choir singing old hymns
7.00pm Slow Bicycle Race (High Nellies!)
7.00pm Local Art Exhibition and Flower Arranging Display in Church of Ireland

Historical Re-Enactment - Admission €3.00

Venue: Main Stage

Main Stage

8.00 – 8.30pm Club Cheoil na Lochanna and Music under the Mountains Band
8.30 – 9.00pm ARC
9.00 – 10.00pm The Healy Sisters and friends

Sunday 20th

Admission €3 (under 12’s free)



10:30 Sheep Dog Trails
1.45 – 2.15pm Rathdrum Pipe Band
2.00 – 2.15pm Official Opening by Minister for Health Simon Harris & two of the most Senior residents of Hollywood
2.00pm - 6.00pm        Local Art Exhibition and Flower Arranging with Demonstration in Church of Ireland

Hand Shearing Competition


Mary Byrne School of Irish Dancing

3.00pm Guinness Book of Records—Most flat caps at single event (Keep 'em on!)

Vintage Machine Shearing by Eoin Roddy &  James Doyle

3.00pm - 4.00pm

Ballymore Eustace Concert Band

4.15pm Falconry Display
4.00pm - 6.30pm Set Dancing will Syl & Liz accompanied by The Brian Ború Ceilí Band.

Presentation of Prizes - Sheep Show

6.00pm -  8.00pm More Ceoil
8.00pm -  9.30pm Traditional Muisic with Mountain House


Steam Engines Display
Antique Bicycle Dislay by Martin Deegan & The Mount Leinster High Nellie Club

Exhibition of Antiques

Exhibition of Old Photographs in the
Community Centre (12 noon 6pm)

Craft Displays in the Craft and Street

Wash Day Display

Butter & Bread Making Display

Vintage Car & Tractor Display
Black Smith Display in Forge
Wood turning Demonstration
Sheep dog trials
Black Smith Display in Forge

Corn Rolling Display

Basket Weaving
Traditional Thatching and Roof demonstrations
Video Display:Hollywood GAA V The Glen(Gaelic Match) and also “Mass at the Mass Rock”

Lord Edwards Own Living History - a multi-period re-enactment Group - Re-enacting the Kildare Malicia 1798 & Battle of Ashbourne Centenary Commemoration Committee

Activities/Events Pre 1950’s Games
Duck Race
Match-Making - Willie Daly from Lisdoonvarna
Gold Fish Stall
Horseshoe Throwing
Pets Corner


Food and Beverages  
Traditional Cooking – Stew
Traditional Confectionary Stall – Tuck Shop
Cake Stall
Traditional carvery in the Hollywood Inn




Saturday 19th August
4.30pm – 9.00pm       Road Closed

Sunday 20th August
8.00am – 9.00pm       Road Closed

We appreciate the support of all our sponsors.  The Hollywood Fair Committee hope you have had an enjoyable day with your friends and families sharing and remembering days gone by and wish you all a safe journey home!

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