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Blind Bus 32 Cataract Story

Thanks again to Michael Collins, eye number two sorted out in Belfast. It is a long trip I left at six AM on Friday morning, Michael Collins himself picked me up from Bantry and drove me via Clonakilty for more patients and then on to Cork. I got home last night at midnight after John Collins picking us up again and driving me back to Bantry. A mighty effort.

Delighted to say, I now have two eyes working as they should.
Thanks again.

A trip up to Belfast for up to 14 people each time. To have cataracts removed. It is a fairly simple procedure. However due to chronic problems the HSE are having due mainly to mismanagement by consecutive FG and FF parties people are having to do a 40 hour round trip to a private hospital in Belfast. They do a great job, and I wonder if they can do it there and make money out of it, why can’t it be done here…
Thanks to Michael Collins for County Cork and the Healy Rae’s for Kerry many people have now had the operation without having to wait years…

Watch the Cataract Bus 32 video here

Cross Border Healthcare Agreement – Cataract Bus

This is a short video showing a trip up to Belfast for up to 14 people each time, to have cataracts removed. It is a fairly simple procedure. However due to chronic problems the HSE are having, due mainly to mismanagement by consequtive FG and FF parties people are having to do a 40 hour round trip to a private hospital in Belfast. They do a great job, and I wonder if they can do it there and make money out of it, why can't it be done here…Thanks to Michael Collins for County Cork and the Healy Rae's for Kerry many people have now had the operation without having to wait years…

Posted by Balooz on Sunday, 28 April 2019

Blind Bus 32 Cataract Story

Before, unable to see detail and everything clouded over.

After operation can see much more detail and definition.

My personal view on elections in Ireland, is things need to change, local or national any time a vote is given to FG or FF we are just voting for the mess to continue. It is my view you don’t need to agree with me.

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Michael Dwyer Festival 2018

Michael Dwyer Festival 2018, this year was the twentieth anniversary of the festival and the weather was absolutely fantastic. Musicians came from near and far and lots of great sessions were to be seen and heard.

On the opening night Two time Polka gave a cracking gig in the Lighthouse bar, every body was up dancing within a few minutes.

Watch a video from the Friday night in the Lighthouse bar here, Two Time Polka

Two Time Polka at the Michael Dwyer Festival 2018

Two Time Polka at the Michael Dwyer Festival 2018 out the back of Doc's Lighthouse bar, Allihies on the Beara Peninsula West Cork, Ireland

Posted by Balooz on Tuesday, 12 June 2018

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Michael Dwyer Festival 2018

On the Saturday lot’s of things were happening, and I guess there are photos taken but that was not my job, we had some enjoyable pints out side the bars listening to a few bits of music between.

Sunday we were away bike racing, Neil got fourth…

On Monday night we went up to Jimmy’s for what has become the unofficial closing night.

and were treated to a song by Sue…

Watch a snippet of Sue’s song here, turn up the sound

Sue sings a song at the Michael Dwyer Festival 2018

Moday night in Jimmy's bar, the unofficial closing night. Sue treats us to a song.

Posted by Balooz on Wednesday, 13 June 2018

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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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