After many months of hard work, the line-up for this year's 'Ray of Hope' (Mickey Mac's Memorial Weekend) in Newtownbutler is now official.

On Friday, August 12, the weekend will be officially opened at 7.30pm with a photographic exhibition in Newtownbutler Community Centre, entitled ‘Faces and Places’.

A new collection of some of the late Mickey McPhillips’ more recent prized photographs will be on display.

Saturday, August 13 will see the weekend continue with a series of 'Reflections of Hope' in The Church of the Immaculate Conception, Newtownbutler, starting at 11am, with a fantastic line-up of guest speakers sharing some poignant and important life stories and reflections along with important messages with regard to mental health.

Saturday concludes with a street concert with some very talented members of Comhaltas Ceoltoirí Eireann, which will take place outside the community centre at 7:30pm.

Then on Sunday, August 14, the keenly-awaited annual walk begins at the bridge at Galloon Island at 1pm.

This will be immediately followed by the Newtownbutler Annual Tractor Run, starting at the football pitch at 3pm, with all proceeds going to Ray of Hope.

There will be entertainment on the day, including face-painting fun, music, animals and lots more to make a fantastic family day out.

Organisers are looking forward to welcoming everyone to what will no doubt be a superb weekend.