Some enterprising bodies saw it's potential as a place in which to hold festivals and set about clearing it of debris.
|Reduce Reuse Recycle, seating from old pallets.|
The R.A.T's festival used to be held annually in Tipperary in the grounds of an old castle owned by Gillies McBain who himself was a real rat's person, sadly he no longer holds them. It was always a weekend of craic, lots of music and good food, everything was bought and sold on a type of barter system, disks were used instead of money, no money changed hands. Oh, they were the days!
Younger people at todays festival had heard of this festival but were too young to attend, several of the older people, like ourselves remember them well. It would be great if this venue did end up hosted R.A.T's reborn, I'm sure it would be a great success judging by the number of young people giving demonstrations who are all Real Alternative Types.
I pulled a couple of sticks today, one measured 44 inches over all with the stem at 28 inches, I will have to get round to bottling some of this, I can't let it go to waste.