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Who was Johnnie Wheels Book Launch

Who was Johnnie Wheels Book Launch was held at The Beara Coast Hotel in Castletownbere. Victor Sullivan the author had a very successful evening with many copies of the book sold. It is a very interesting book about a man growing up handicapped in the mid 19th century. Well worth buying, all the proceeds from the book will go to the Irish Wheelchair Association.

Watch a short film of the book launch here below 3 Minutes

Who was Johnnie Wheels? Book Launch

Who was Johnnie Wheels? Book Launch was held in the Beara Coast Hotel in Castletownbere. A big attendance and many books were sold. This book is an excellent read and a perfect Christmas present. It will be available in a few local shops at 15€ and all profits go to the Irish Wheelchair Association.

Posted by Beara Peninsula on Saturday, 7 December 2019

Watch the full film here 25 minutes

Who was Johnnie Wheels Book Launch

Some of the Clonagalskin residents and Neighbours. Plus members of the Gill Family

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National Hill Climb Championships 2015

National Hill Climb Championships 2015 took place on the 3rd of October. Organised very well by the Valley Wheelers Cycling Club of Ballingeary, in Co. Cork. It was a tough circuit of over 6 KM starting with the first half of fast rolling countryside but ending with a steep climb of over 2 KM to the finish line. Over 50 riders took part and the club were fortunate to get some podium places for their own members. It was a great day out and hope all enjoyed themselves.

Should be possible to spot yourself in the video. My Neil rode the circuit before hand with the camera to get some riding shots.

National Hill Climb Championships 2015

National Hill Climb Championships 2015

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Michael Dwyer Saturday Sunday

Michael Dwyer Saturday Sunday were busy days.

Saturday started with workshops and competitions. Dancing also from Cahermore National School. It was a great day with plenty to do, see and hear.

Watch the Tin Whistle Competition sound bytes

Later on in Jimmy’s Bar the Cork singers did their thing. A very popular group who also received a gift in thanks for their efforts.

Watch the Cork singers here, William Hammond having a turn…

Following on in the evening there was plenty to see and I hung around Jimmy’s to see Cormac and Cliodhna Begley doing a great set in Jimmy’s place.

Watch a video of Cormac and Cliodhna here


On Sunday the weather was at its best and the village was full of people enjoying the music.

Here is a video of Bryan O’Leary, Geroid O’Duinnin and friends giving a great show in Jimmy’s

Michael Dwyer Saturday Sunday Photos….

Of course it was not possible to film and photograph everything but here are some snaps.

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Cahermore National School Dancing

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The Cork Singers

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Joe O’Sullivan and Friends in the Lighthouse Bar

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Sean Keane played a cracking gig in the Allihies Mine Café

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Cormac Begley

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Sunday Sean Garvey Played in the Allihies Hostel with son Sean Og

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Bryan O’Leary, Geroid O’Duinnin and friends

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And Finally some dance lessons on Sunday Evening and sessions in each Bar

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Michael Dwyer Saturday Sunday

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