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Stewards for Road Walk & Beach Celtic Festival Event - Streedagh & Grange

Celtic Fringe Festival

About Celtic Fringe Festival

The Celtic Fringe Festival celebrates artists from the Celtic/Atlantic regions of Spain, England, Ireland & Scotland whose traditions are linked with Ireland through the voyage of the Spanish Armada in 1588. The Armada is an epic story in world maritime history that has connected Sligo to Spanish and European maritime regions in a unique way. We believe this history gives unlimited potential for North Sligo. Excavation of the wreckage sites and the development of a dedicated Armada centre displaying any finds is a potentially huge tourist attraction for Sligo. This festival can help create a new awareness and focus towards such a development.

What's Involved

We need 1,100 people to join the commemoration of this tragic event at Streedagh Beach Sligo on the afternoon of Saturday 19th September 2015. We will need possibly 50 volunteers to help us steward this challenging undertaking. Volunteers will be involved in promoting and protecting the safety of all participants at the initial assembly point, erecting safety barriers at assembly point and at end point, marshalling a walk from Grange to Streedagh Beach Sligo and back (approx. 10km in total) and assisting in the counting, corralling and gathering of approximately 1,100 individuals and ensuring their enjoyment and safety at all times. Volunteer will meet at the Courthouse in Grange at 11am for a 'Cuppa' and a full briefing on the roles.

What's required for this position

Ideally, if at all possible, each volunteer will need to be assertive, confident, a quick thinker, adaptive, be of a cheerful disposition, helpful, polite and patient. Must be prepared to be available for approximately 6 hours on the day and this will include induction and debriefing for the role.

  • Event management/ Fundraising
  • Personable Skills

Level of English required for this role:
Fluent English

Times and commitment required for this role


Minimum time commitment: Once Off

Hours required: 6hrs Once off

Other Details

Location of volunteering opportunity:
Grange Village and Streedagh Beach, & Grange Courthouse Sligo

Other location details:
Grange Village, Cloontyprucklish, Streedagh Road and Streedagh Beach, Sligo

Also available in these counties
Donegal, Leitrim, Roscommon, Sligo

Screening details for this role:

  • Informal Interviews

Volunteers will be provided with the following supports:

  • Support/ advice/ recognition
  • Supervision
  • Initial induction and training
  • Insurance cover

Age restrictions:
Over 21

Is this opportunity suitable for groups/teams of volunteers?

Getting there

Donegal or Derry bus or Sligo Galway bus to Grange village, Sligo

  • This opportunity is posted by:
  • Contact person: Tom Hayes
  • Organisation: Celtic Fringe Festival
  • Email:
  • Phone: 0868153097
Volunteer Ireland is delighted to acknowledge the support of:
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