Monday, October 12, 2009
What does 'CULCHIE' mean?
The Oxford English Dictionary defines a Culchie as :
"One who lives in, or comes from, a rural area; a (simple) countryman (or woman), a provincial, a rustic."
The 20TH ANNUAL CULCHIE FESTIVAL will be held on OCTOBER 23-25 OCT 2009 in Ballyjamesduff. This festival in quite the spectical with such events as Camel Racing ( Capall na gCulchie ),The wellie toss and The Great Honda Step-Thru Run.In 2008 The Step-Thru Run achieved a new Irish Record with 481 Honda Step-Thru Bikes. Basically The Step-Thru run is a clatter of culchies all riding there Honda 50s at the same time, a real crowd pleaser.
Rules of Competition
1 No Dubs allowed to enter.
2 No Women allowed to enter
3 Contestants can be married or single, age 21 or over.
4 It would definitely be considered an asset if you were able to entertain at will, at any time of the day or night, with a story, song, musical instrument or a dance or just be a general character.
If you u fancy a mad weekend head to Ballyjamesduff Co.Cavan for The Culchie Festival.