To say the festival programme for That Beats Banagher 2016 has something for everybody is no idle boast.

From hurling to food, from kayaking to crafting, from boating to Brontë reading it is all happening in one festival where the list of things to choose from certainly beats Banagher.

For those with a mind for scribing or creating there are writing workshops, comic-book classes, readings and recitals. If it’s a song or a tune that takes your fancy there is live music for a variety of tastes.

Those coming to Banagher to explore the majestic Shannon can do it in a kayak, on a wakeboard or on the local long boat, The Sionn Mhara.

Some might want to take to the field of play away from the water’s edge and St Rynagh’s GAA club is open for business with blitzes galore and games to suit the fit, the supple, the stiff and the sore.

The finer things in life are there too like Victorian High Tea or the chance to review a 19th century military pageant. And what festival is complete without a blast of fireworks. On Saturday night the skies over the town will be ablaze with light and colour.

Yes there’s all of that and more from Friday, May 13 to Sunday, May 15 at That Beats Banagher 2016.

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