The village of Cong is all set to honour two of Ireland’s greatest country stars at a special ceremony which will take place in the village at 7:30pm on July 8th.
Daniel O’ Donnell and Big Tom Mc Bride will each receive the much coveted ‘CHOFA’ (Cong Hands of Fame Award), a special honour that our little village bestows on celebrities each year.
A mould of their hands has already been cast in clay and renowned sculptor Mark Rode is currently in the process of casting them in bronze. They will be displayed in the Cong Hands of Fame Wall alongside those of former recipients Ryan Tubridy and 2014 Rose of Tralee Maria Walsh.
Chairman of Cong festival committee Mr Pat Luskin said ‘we are delighted to have both of these icons making a return to the village’ he went on to say ‘both Daniel and Big Tom have been friends to Cong throughout the years and it is only right and fitting that the village honours them in this way’
The ceremony will take place at 7-30 pm on the 8th July at the site of the Quiet Man Statue in the village. A country and western theme will be in place in the village for the weekend and early booking with hotels and B&Bs is advisable. Details of accommodation is available here
Cong Festival is now officially over for another year but what a festival it was. Hundreds of people attended a wide variety of events over the nine days of the Festival and not only had great fun but also raised a great deal of money for charity.
We would like to express our sincere thanks to all those who hosted events and activities, all our sponsors and all of you who came along and supported events.
We hope you all had a great time at Cong Festival 2015 and look forward to seeing you all at Cong Festival 2016!