Castleblayney’s Big Tom Weekend will be launched this evening

Castleblayney’s Big Tom Weekend is to be officially launched this evening.

The 81 year old Country Music star died in April, with fans travelling from across the country to pay their respects.

Work is underway on a statue of Big Tom, which will be placed in the town.

It’s expected to be unveiled during the festival weekend in September.

Plans for the Big Tom weekend will be launched this evening in Castleblayney.