Family Day & Mad Hatters Day
Mad Hatter & Family Day – Sunday of the Summer Festival Meeting
Family Day and Mad Hatters Day takes place on the Sunday of the Summer Festival Meeting. Fun and Colour is the theme for this spectacular day. Children under sixteen are admitted free of charge when accompanied by their parent or guardian. There is lots of entertainment for the young racegoer, bouncy castles, slides, face painting and crazy characters throughout the enclosure.
The Mad Hatters competition is hugely popular, the effort and creativity of the entrants is spectacular. Ireland West Airport together with their partners Ryan Air and Flybe.com generously sponsor the Mad Hatters Competition for both adults and children.
Competition Entry: Entrants should proceed to the Mad Hatters Tent located behind the Tote where our judge will view the spectacular headpieces on show. The winners will be announced at the Stage which is located behind the Millennium Stand at approximately 4.00 p.m.
There are spectacular prizes on offer this year sponsored by Ireland West Airport, Ryan Air and Flybe.com as follows: The first prize for children is a Holiday for two adults and two children to Disneyland Paris with three nights accommodation and passes to Disneyland. The Adult Prizes are just as impressive with the first prize winner set to walk away with a trip for two to Milan including three nights accommodation. The second prize for Adults is two return flights to Manchester including two nights accommodation and tickets to a Man Utd. home game.
Mad Hatters Competition 2011
There were spectacular prizes on offer again this year. There were wonderful luxurious stays for two in 5 Star Lough Eske Castle, Donegal and the Redcastle Hotel Donegal. For the children the first prize was a family entertainment package including an X-box gaming package and LCD TV, with Nintendo DSI for second prize and a Nintendo Wii going to the third prize winner. The 2011 winners were as follows:
First Prize- Emmet Creaven.
Second Prize- Suzanne Boyle.
First Prize- Isabel Ruane.
Second Prize- Conor McGoldrick
Third Prize- Laura Munnelly