Updated: 2014-08-24 18:22:50
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By: SligoToday.ie 
Twin Fest 2014

Twin Fest 2014, on its 5th anniversary, was held in the Keash Equestrian Centre to prevent a repeat of the inclement weather experienced over the past two years however, despite forecasts to the contrary, it was a glorious summer day enjoyed by all.

The organiser, Patrick Ward and his team of dedicated volunteers, expressed their gratitude to the Devine family for the use of their magnificent equine facility under the shadow of Keash Hill and its famous caves.

Below is a selection of photos from the day by Sligo Today which are free to download.

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Cllr Paul Taylor taking the Ice Bucket Challenge, assisting Cllr Gargaret Gormley in administering the 'punishment' was Patrick Ward (Twin Fest founder) and Rickie Devine (Keash Equestrian Centre)
Cllr Paul Taylor taking the Ice Bucket Challenge, assisting Cllr Gargaret Gormley in administering the 'punishment' was Patrick Ward (Twin Fest founder) and Rickie Devine (Keash Equestrian Centre)
Here it comes...
Here it comes...
more...
more...
and more and more...
and more and more...
and still more....
and still more....
The last drop
The last drop
To finish...a good ice cold hosing down
To finish...a good ice cold hosing down
Recovery time
Recovery time
Dancing to Gigi from Kidisco.ie
Dancing to Gigi from Kidisco.ie
Quiz time for Ali and Aby Spratt from Grange, Co Sligo
Quiz time for Ali and Aby Spratt from Grange, Co Sligo
Fun on the Bungee Rope
Fun on the Bungee Rope
Almost twins - Jennifer and Lisa Devine from Keash
Almost twins - Jennifer and Lisa Devine from Keash
The 5th Anniversary Cake
The 5th Anniversary Cake
Zippy the Clown kept the children...and parents happy
Zippy the Clown kept the children...and parents happy
Neasa and Tomás Taylor from London had a great time
Neasa and Tomás Taylor from London had a great time
 Bumper Ballz was a big hit on the day
Bumper Ballz was a big hit on the day
Rachel and Chloe McWheeney from Annaduff, Co Leitrim
Rachel and Chloe McWheeney from Annaduff, Co Leitrim
Donal Reynolds from Dromahair, Co Leitrim was happy to wave and smile while brother Donnacha took a more relaxed view of proceedings
Donal Reynolds from Dromahair, Co Leitrim was happy to wave and smile while brother Donnacha took a more relaxed view of proceedings
Trevor and Michelle macken from Foxford, Co Mayo with twins Shane and Sophie
Trevor and Michelle macken from Foxford, Co Mayo with twins Shane and Sophie
Gigi from Kidisco.ie entertaining the audience
Gigi from Kidisco.ie entertaining the audience
Sharon and Francis Egan (Mayo) home from New Jersey (USA) with TWO sets of twins, Caelen and Aoife, Brian and Rory and brother Darragh
Sharon and Francis Egan (Mayo) home from New Jersey (USA) with TWO sets of twins, Caelen and Aoife, Brian and Rory and brother Darragh
Triplets Caoimhe, Sinead and Aisling Hanley from Carrick-on-Shannon
Triplets Caoimhe, Sinead and Aisling Hanley from Carrick-on-Shannon
Aston and Jayden Heavey from Longford enjoying the Bouncy Obstacles
Aston and Jayden Heavey from Longford enjoying the Bouncy Obstacles
Ricky Devine (Keash Equestrian Centre) with Sligo/Nth Leitrim TD John Perry
Ricky Devine (Keash Equestrian Centre) with Sligo/Nth Leitrim TD John Perry
Alex Slade from Barnett, London, UK trying to tame the bucking bull
Alex Slade from Barnett, London, UK trying to tame the bucking bull
Rebecca and Jessica Killalea from Dublin
Rebecca and Jessica Killalea from Dublin
Alex and Abbi Mulvaney travelled from Kilcock, Co Kildare to take part in the Festival
Alex and Abbi Mulvaney travelled from Kilcock, Co Kildare to take part in the Festival
Ali and Amy Spratt from Grange, North Sligo
Ali and Amy Spratt from Grange, North Sligo
The Notorious Four entertaining great harmonies
The Notorious Four entertaining great harmonies
Chloe and Michaela Dunne from Carrick-on-Shannon
Chloe and Michaela Dunne from Carrick-on-Shannon
Abbie, with Mum and Dad, Jennifer and Joe Thompson from Portlaois with twins Max and Alex
Abbie, with Mum and Dad, Jennifer and Joe Thompson from Portlaois with twins Max and Alex
Emma Gardiner from Ballymote, Co Sligo has a go at the Bungee Rope
Emma Gardiner from Ballymote, Co Sligo has a go at the Bungee Rope
Karl Whyte and Sharon Murray travelled from Dublin with their twin daughters Caoimhe and Neasa
Karl Whyte and Sharon Murray travelled from Dublin with their twin daughters Caoimhe and Neasa
Eiméar and Hazel Reddican popped over from Gurteen for the day
Eiméar and Hazel Reddican popped over from Gurteen for the day
Adam and Aaron Duffy from Keash relaxing
Adam and Aaron Duffy from Keash relaxing
Grace and Zara Dinsmore from Co Donegal attending their 5th Twin Fest
Grace and Zara Dinsmore from Co Donegal attending their 5th Twin Fest
Michael and Chris Gavin from Westport, Co Mayo
Michael and Chris Gavin from Westport, Co Mayo
Hannah and Louis Scott from Sligo
Hannah and Louis Scott from Sligo
Enjoying the fun were Grace Cosgrove, Edel Henry, Sarah Sweeney and Cushla Cosgrove
Enjoying the fun were Grace Cosgrove, Edel Henry, Sarah Sweeney and Cushla Cosgrove
Cllr Marie Casserley with her twins Aoife and Liam. Marie is also a twin, her brother Ciarán is living in Switzerland
Cllr Marie Casserley with her twins Aoife and Liam. Marie is also a twin, her brother Ciarán is living in Switzerland
Claire and Joseph Curran from Ballymote helping on the day
Claire and Joseph Curran from Ballymote helping on the day
Declan and Henry Law (Derry) with Ali and Amy Spratt (Grange Co Sligo) holding twins Aaron and Adam Deane from Tubbercurry, Co Sligo
Declan and Henry Law (Derry) with Ali and Amy Spratt (Grange Co Sligo) holding twins Aaron and Adam Deane from Tubbercurry, Co Sligo
Plenty of outdoor fun
Plenty of outdoor fun
Colleen and Ryan McGourty from Ballinaglera, Co Leitrim with Abi and Millie
Colleen and Ryan McGourty from Ballinaglera, Co Leitrim with Abi and Millie
Catherine Macklin with her daughter Shauna and twins Molly and Katie from Motepark, Co Roscommon
Catherine Macklin with her daughter Shauna and twins Molly and Katie from Motepark, Co Roscommon
Cllr Paul Taylor forgiving Cllr Margaret Gormley following the Ice Bucket Challenge
Cllr Paul Taylor forgiving Cllr Margaret Gormley following the Ice Bucket Challenge
Dubs fans Seán and James Kearney from Lucan, Co Dublin hoping Sam comes home to Dublin
Dubs fans Seán and James Kearney from Lucan, Co Dublin hoping Sam comes home to Dublin
The youngest twins, Sorcha and Fiachra Mulrennan with Mum and Dad Tracey and Jeremy from Boyle Co Roscommon
The youngest twins, Sorcha and Fiachra Mulrennan with Mum and Dad Tracey and Jeremy from Boyle Co Roscommon
Time for chips - Ellie Mae Bradley, Ethan and Evan Loughheed and sister Miya, all from Ballymote Co Sligo
Time for chips - Ellie Mae Bradley, Ethan and Evan Loughheed and sister Miya, all from Ballymote Co Sligo
More bungee roping at the Festival
More bungee roping at the Festival
Emma and Karen Gormley from Tubbercurry  Co Sligo
Emma and Karen Gormley from Tubbercurry Co Sligo
Neasa Taylor from London having a great time
Neasa Taylor from London having a great time
Relaxing on the day
Relaxing on the day
Ciara Reid and Helen Loughlin from Keash with their Twin Fest hoodies
Ciara Reid and Helen Loughlin from Keash with their Twin Fest hoodies
Some of the Twins attending Twin Fest 2014
Some of the Twins attending Twin Fest 2014
Medal winners in the Three-Legged Race
Medal winners in the Three-Legged Race
Civil Defense personnel on duty for the day were William Powell and Kyle Coleman, both from Gurteen
Civil Defense personnel on duty for the day were William Powell and Kyle Coleman, both from Gurteen
Laoise and Ella Hopkins from Newtownforbes
Laoise and Ella Hopkins from Newtownforbes
Princes of the Festival Aston and Jayden Heavey from Longford
Princes of the Festival Aston and Jayden Heavey from Longford
The crowned Princes, Queens, Kings and Princesses with MC Richard Wynne
The crowned Princes, Queens, Kings and Princesses with MC Richard Wynne
Kirsty and Kristina Smythe were selected as Queens of the Festival
Kirsty and Kristina Smythe were selected as Queens of the Festival