LARAGH DUCK RACE Northern Standard Thursday April 9th p.2
The Easter Ramble Run & Rubber Duck Race takes place in Laragh on this Sunday 12th April 2pm-5pm. The 5k walk leaves from Laragh at 2pm (registration from 1pm). The duck races begin at 3pm.
All proceeds will go towards the restoration of The Millers Cottages in Laragh, which were built in the 1800’s and housed those who worked at Laragh tweed mill. There will be a number of rubber duck races (all sponsored by local businesses in the area) in the fast flowing river beside St Peter’s Tin Tabernacle. The main sponsor of the event is IGWT, Broomfield and its managing directors Raymond and Mary McCaughey are delighted with the opportunity to support the local community in their endeavours. They provided the field beside the N2 Monaghan to Castleblayney road where the giant Laragh duck has been sitting to promote the event. Ducks cost €2 each or you can adopt 3 ducks for €5. You can order your ducks through the Laragh Heritage facebook page http://www.facebook.com/laraghheritagemonaghan or alternatively you can get ducks on the day of the race.
The next major event this year will take place to coincide with National Heritage Week on August 30th. The Laragh Linen & Flax Festival will take place in Laragh Village. The community will sow flax seed in the coming weeks and demonstrate the process in advance of the festival, which celebrates the rich tradition which is so strongly associated with Laragh.