Video - John Gollan Day at Harrington 2014

HARRINGTON'S annual John Gollan Day celebrations had the seaside town buzzing early on New Years Day.

Locals and tourists were out in droves, some walking off sore heads from the celebrations the night before, others chasing after their children or just out for a casual stroll.

But whatever the reason, there was a great atmosphere amongst the large crowds who were thoroughly enjoying the variety of market stalls available and sampling the different cuisines on offer.

Merv Orpin from the Harrington Crowdy Head Marine Rescue Association (HCHMRA) - organisers of the event - said his team were very happy with the turn out for the day.

"The crowd is just tremendous," Merv said.

"Everyone is in such good spirits and I believe it looks as though we're up a bit on last year."

Marine Rescue had their own sausage sizzle going with egg and bacon rolls being the flavour of the morning, leaving the crew needing to re-stock several times before midday.

The John Gollan Day Markets are the biggest fundraiser of the year for HCHMRA and allow them to continue their services helping people on the water.

There was more than 100 market stalls to wander through in what is a prelude for the spectacular fireworks display at 9pm.

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