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St Patricks Day

St Patricks Day in Castletownbere 2015 was a great event. The weather was with the crowd and lots of floats turned up for the day hoping to take the first prize for the best dressed up team. There was the normal inter school competition to see who would be the top of the bunch and some of the principals were fighting for the top position…

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I still don’t know who won. In any case I put together a video of the floats and did it twice, one with the natural sound of what was going on and the second backed by the Lehanmore Community groups playing in Mac Carthy’s bar after the event.

Pictures are good but a film makes it real

Looking forward to next year. In any case I reckon Bike N Beara should have it….

St Patricks Day

watch the videos here below and try and spot your self

Video with normal sound

Video with session music

More snaps

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Garnish GAA Dinner Dance

Garnish GAA Dinner Dance was held on the 28 th of December in the Allihies Community hall. A great turnout attended the event to celebrate the year in style.

Garnish GAA Dinner Dance

If anybody wants an original file just get in touch with me and we can sort that out. Alternatively I can get them printed in Bantry and delivered to Allihies. The images on this site have all been reduced in size, as that is the way the Internet works.

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Michael Dwyer Festival

Michael Dwyer Festival in Allihies a tiny village far out west on the Beara peninsula. A good turn out for the Michael Dwyer traditional Irish music festival for 2014. I did not get to take too many photos as I was busy with other things this weekend but enjoyed some good music in the evenings.

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This was the Festival Programme 2014

Friday 6th June

9.30pm Kevin O’Neill’s Bar – John Byrne (pipes & whistle)Kevin Byrne (guitar & mandolin) Johnny Bongo Horgan (percussion)

9.30pm Lighthouse Bar – Cormac de Fréin (flute), Sorcha de Fréin (concertina), Mike Meade (banjo)

9.30pm Jimmy’s Bar – Martin Quinn (box), John Rynne (flute) Laura Ugur (fiddle), Eimear Casey (fiddle)

Saturday 7th June

1.00pm Allihies Schoolhouse – Tin Whistle Competition
1.00pm The Village Hostel, Allihies – Accordion Workshop with Martin Quinn

3.30pm Outside Jimmy’s Bar – Young dancers from Scoil Rince Carney

5.30pm Jimmy’s Bar – Cork Singers Club

6.00pm Allihies Mine Museum – An Óige music session

8.00pm Memorial Musical Mass

9.30pm Jimmy’s Bar – Seán Garvey & Seán Óg Garvey

9.30pm Lighthouse Bar – Joe Junker & Friends

9.30pm Kevin O’Neill’s Bar Martin Quinn (box), John Rynne (flute) Laura Ugur (fiddle), Eimear Casey (fiddle)

Sunday 8th June

1.00pm Allihies Village Hostel – Seán Garvey (bouzouki & fiddle) Seán Óg Garvey (accordion)

4.00pm Allihies Mine Museum – John Dwyer

5.30pm Allihies Mine Museum – Rianú

8.00pm Jimmy’s Bar – ‘Reel Women’, Noreen O’Shea (fiddle), Mary Donegan (tin whistle), Anne Garrett (flute), Aíne Kelleher (fiddle)

6-9pm Kevin O’Neill’s Bar – Regular Sunday Session featuring local musicians

9.30pm Kevin O’Neill’s Bar – Dermot O’Brien (fiddle), Gerald Culhane (accordion), Tim Browne (bouzouki)

9.30pm Lighthouse Bar – Richard Tisdall (fiddle), Mary Tisdall (concertina) and Tom O’Sullivan (flute)

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