ANZAC Day is back in Castlecomer

Castelcomer’s annual celebration of ANZAC Day has grown into a local tradition, and this year’s festivities are set to take place on this Sunday.

Castelcomer’s annual celebration of ANZAC Day has grown into a local tradition, and this year’s festivities are set to take place on this Sunday.

All Aussies and New Zealanders living in the county – along with anyone else who’s a fan of the two cultures – are invited to join in the 4th annual ANZAC Day celebrations which will be held in Dillon’s Pub in Castlecomer.

If you’ve ever travelled to Australia then you’ll recognise some of the famous biscuits and snacks that have been flown in especially for the party. Aussie beers Victoria Bitter and Tooheys New will be on sale in the pub.

The national day of celebration is held in Australia and New Zealand on April 25, representing the day in 1915 when the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) landed on the beach in Gallipoli, Turkey to start their assault on World War I.

The local celebrations were the brainchild organised by Adelaide man Andrew Korff, who now lives in Castlecomer, and retired Irish Army sergeant Martin Barrett.

Sunday’s party starts at 5pm, and all are welcome.