In 1989 one of the aims of the newly elected Town Commission was to hold a community event that would bring together the increasingly growing population of Leixlip and at the same time highlight the attractions Leixlip had to offer. This was to be achieved by hosting an annual festival for the town.
In 1990 a voluntary committee known as the Leixlip Festival Committee was formed. Its members represented business, cultural/heritage, education, sports, all aspects of life in Leixlip including members of the Town Commission. The inaugural festival took place on the June Bank Holiday weekend 1990.
Back Row ; Left to Right : Raymond Noonan, Brendan Kinnane & Gary Norris
Middle Row ; Stephen Gartland, Brian McAuley, Eamonn Farrell & Bernard Cauldwell TC
Front Row ; Left to Right : Victoria Kelly Breda Cody & Catherine Farrell