News & Events

Jul 4, 2012

Headfest 2012

Headfest will take place on the weekend of August 3rd, 2012. Events will include Sporting competitions, Art & Photographic Exhibitions, Music Events and much more.

The festival was made possible by the support and sponsorship ofthe local community. Our thanks to our sponsors, the Gardaí and all the local clubs and societies who are participating.

We urge you to support the festival and with your support the festival will be a success.



Moyne Villa Soccer Blitz

Sat Aug 4th / 1-4pm / Moyne Villa Pitch

Moyne Villa Soccer Club is celebrating its 35th Anniversary this year. We are marking the event to coincide with the opening of our new playground, walkway and the revamped pitches and lighting on the 25th August. John Delaney from the FAI will attend along with other dignitaries.

We will host an underage blitz on the Sat 4th August, 8,U10,U12,13; from 1-4pm and congratulate the Headford Fest committee on their hard work.


Headford GAA - 11 a Side Tournament

First round matches Sat Aug 4th @ 6pm / Semi-Final Sat @ 8.30pm / Final Sun Aug 5th @ 2pm / Headford GAA Pitch

Teams: Headford, Caherlistrane, Shrule/Glencorrib, Clonbur, Annaghdown, The Neale

Headford GAA Club caters for all age groups from Under 6 / 8 / 10 / 12 / 14 / 16 / 18 / 21, Junior C and Junior A Teams.

Our Clubhouse also hosts a fully equipped Gym and personnel trainer. For more details on our club check out website



Social Dancing with The Matt Cunningham Band

St Fursa’s Hall / Sat 4th Aug / 9.30 pm / €5


Finale Concert

Headford GAA Pitch / Sun 5th / Gates open 4.30pm / Music 5–9pm / Adm €10 (Family conc.)
Headfest Concert and finale of the Festival featuring The Hernon Family, Mark Roberts, Don Stiffe and The Timber Tramps.


Campbells Tavern

  • Thursday August 2nd Country Bluegrass Session (front bar)
  • Friday August 3rd Wimmins Session 1st Anniversary (front bar)
  • Saturday August 4th Live in Concert Joe Furey & The Hayride
  • Saturday August 4th Jivin, Rockin Rockabilly Boogie. Starts 10pm. Tickets on the door.
  • Sunday August 5th Legendary Tav Jam Band 10pm



Saturday Market

Extended Saturday Market takes place in the Square on Saturday. Musical entertainment by Paddy D Punk from 12 - 2pm with Face Painting & Entertainment for the children.


Headford Dog Show

Sat 4th Aug / 1pm sharp

Something for everyone. Wonderful prizes. For further details contact 087 774 5850. Run by the Headford Gymkhana.


Festival Mass

Sun 5th Aug / Headford Church


HipHop WorkShop & Family Disco

Judith Higgins HipHop Workshop / Sun 5th Aug 3-4pm, Family Disco 4-5pm / Parish Hall / All welcome for a fun afternoon / Adm free

Calling all movers and groovers, join us to strut your stuff at the Headfest family disco. Mammies and Daddies, boys and girls all welcome. Come and bust some moves at a hiphop dance workshop before the disco. Suitable for families with children up to age 12, children must be accompainted by adults.


Vintage Rally

Sunday from 4pm in the town.



Photo & Arts Exhibition

Pop up Gallery @ Monaghan’s / Fri Aug 3rd / 6pm

Official opening of the Festival on the Friday at 6pm by Queen of the Festival in Monaghan’s showroom with music and finger food. Exhibition continues Saturday from 11am - 5pm and Sunday from 12-4pm. The photographic exhibition captures places, items and buildings of interest from Headford and the county as seen through the lens by local photographers. Past and present local students of Jim Kavanagh’s Art School (Stiúideo na Coiríbe) are exhibiting their work over the weekend alongside other local artists. Enrollment for classes starts again in September. Contact - Jim 086 088 1307


St Fursa’s Historical Society

Anglers Rest Hotel / Fri Aug 3rd / 9pm

Slide show presentation on the natural and built landscapes of Headford and its environs. A talk will be given by a guest historian. All welcome.


Arts & Crafts Exhibition

St Fursa’s Hall / Sat 4th August / 11am–5pm

In excess of 30 acclaimed crafts people demonstrating a wide range of indigenous and international skills, from jewellery designs, wood carvings, centre pieces and quilt making, to home fashions, speciality cooking, garment designing and much more.


Clay Pigeon Shoot

Blackriver Game & Conservation Carnacrow (10 min from Headford Sat 4th Aug / 12- 5pm /

Directions posted from Headford.

Coaching & full safety briefing available  for novice shooters. Spectators and Experienced shooters Welcome All Proceeds donated Clydagh National School. Contact No. Tommy 0861796411 or Brian 0877768690


Fishing Competition

Greenfields / Sat 4th Aug / 11am- 6pm

Followed by BBQ + Music in Jack Kellys, All legal methods allowed. Contact Jack Kelly’s for more info.

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