Sligo Doubles Up for Twin Fest Ireland 2012

The former co-joined twins, Hussein and Hassan Benhaffaf are again guests of honour, along with their parents Angie and Azzidene and sisters Milaka and Iman, at the 3rd Annual National Twins Festival 2012 being held in Sligo on Saturday 18 August.

This year the ‘Little Fighters’ Hassan & Hussein will be Guests along with there proud sisters Milaka and Iman and mum Angie who is delighted and honoured to have been made Patron of Twin Fest.

The Festival, held in the south Sligo village of Keash, near Ballymote, is expected to attract over 200 sets of twins with participants from fifteen counties already confirmed. Last year 105 sets, plus 5 sets of triplets and one set of quads took part in the festivities doubling the numbers who attended the inaugural event in July 2010.

The youngest registered last year were only three weeks old while the oldest were entering their 90th year.

This Family Fun Day centred around twins, triplets and quads provides endless entertainment on the day with all the exciting novelties that children expect including face painting, bouncy castles, bucking bronco, Eagles Flying, Tullyboy Animal Farm, the Bozo Magic Show and a lot more. Music, Dancers, Arts and Crafts and more sedate attractions will appeal to the more mature visitors. A pamper area for mums to relax and unwind is also on hand.

A full professional Bar-B-Q will provide ample catering for all ages on the day.

The organisers are delighted to announce the chosen charity for this year’s Twin Fest 2012 is Act for Meningitis, a charity launched by the Caroll family of Oranmore, Co Galway in memory of their daughter Aoibh Caroll who succumbed to this deadly disease. As Twin Fest was founded as a fundraiser in memory of Baby Katie Garvey from Keash, who was also a victim of meningitis, the organisers agreed that this was the correct charity to benefit from the festival.

The day gets underway at 1.30pm with the visitors welcomed by the new Patron and it’s founder Patrick Ward, also a twin. Throughout the day the Irish Multiple Births Association will be on-site to talk with and share their assistance to parents of twins.

The special twin events will continue throughout the afternoon with fun sports events, the Twins Quiz, Twins Got Talent, Youngest and Oldest Twins, Most Alike Twins and a host of other interactive events.
The festival will also see the crowning of the Twin Fest King’s and Queen’s, and Prince’s and Princess’s.

A 40-strong experienced volunteer squad will oversee the smooth running of Twin Fest 2012 and will ensure each and every visitor has a memorable and enjoyable day.

While entrance to Twin Fest is free all donations are gratefully accepted to assist the charity in its constant effort to improve the lives and families of those affected by meningitis.

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