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Vintage Picnic – July 2023

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Fingal Age Friendly was delighted host the Vintage Picnic, Arts Creativity, and Music Festival for over 55’s in the beautiful venue of Swords Castle on 27th of July 2023.  

The Vintage Picnic festival was a fantastic fun-filled afternoon, packed full of workshops, activities, music & dancing. It was a celebration of creativity, music, and camaraderie specifically designed to cater to the vibrant generation of over 55’s in Fingal.

Attendees enthusiastically participated in a variety of workshops, such as Graffiti, Soap Making, and a Clothing “Sweet shop”  and for those who enjoy physical activities, there were exercise sessions led by professional instructors from a range of activities, including Chair Yoga, Zumba, and Tai Chi/Chi I Gong. Participants were happy to let loose and showcase their moves as well as relaxing and simply enjoying the lively atmosphere.

For the mind and body, attendees there were Creativity and Mindfulness workshops on the importance of Self Care or simply enjoy a relaxing massage. Healthy Ireland will provide Information  on quitting smoking and understanding the risk around Alcohol usage. There will also be taster session from Fingal’s Cycling without Age team from Active Travel – on Cycling without Age and Cricket Irelands adapted Cricket for all.

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The festival also featured live musical performances from Blanchardstown Ukulele Group4 Piece Together and a swinging headline act from The Swing Cats who helped create a festive ambiance that resonated throughout the beautiful Swords castle grounds. Talented musicians from the Irish institute of Music and Song also entertained the crowd and with a diverse repertoire, including African Drumming, How to play the Ukulele or the Bodhran and a sing along session featuring Irish Folk songs that we all know and love.

The event had something for everyone, bringing together the over 55’s community in a setting that encouraged connection, joy, and creativity. It serves as a reminder that age is just a number and that there is always room for fun, exploration, and celebration of life’s simple pleasures.

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