Dates and plans for Portlaoise's Old Fort Festival 2019 revealed

Michelle Hogan


Michelle Hogan

Portlaoise Old Fort Quarter Festival to make welcome return in summer

Portlaoise Old Fort Quarter Festival to make welcome return in summer. Picture by Transmitter.

Plans are underway to organise another brilliant year of the Old Fort Quarter Festival in Portlaoise after thousands of people flocked to the streets for the enjoyable family festival over the last three years. 

The hard-working committee is getting down to work finalising the details and logistics of the festival as it grows and goes from strength to strength.

Former chairperson Ivor O'Loughlin has stepped down from the role of chairperson this year and Portlaoise publican PJ Kavanagh has taken over the reins.

“We are building up to another great Old Fort Quarter Festival again this year. This will be the fourth year of the festival and the public has really gotten behind it to make it one of the best events on the calendar each year,” PJ said.

Following a brilliant weekend last year full of sunshine the 2019 festival is set for the last weekend in June Friday 28, Saturday 29 and Sunday 30. 

Save the dates now because it is a weekend not to be missed for all ages. Fitzmaurice Place is undergoing extensive work at the moment and promises to provide a fantastic backdrop for the festival and focus on the Old Fort Protector and its history.

Looking back on the success of the festival in 2018 which had a footfall of over 20,000 plans are now underway to provide another fantastic weekend of entertainment in Portlaoise. Details are yet to be finalised but the Leinster Express will be bringing you all the news about the festival throughout the year. 

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