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Eyeries Family Festival

Eyeries Family Festival ran over the weekend of 17 – 19th of July 2015. It was a brilliant piece of organisation and I am sure all that attended for all or part of it had a great time. There were so many things to see and do that it would have been impossible to be everywhere. Well done to the committee of organisers. Many thanks also to their many sponsors the main sponsor being Marine Harvest.

Watch a video of the festival here (version two with Irish Dancing included and music).

The video was shot by Richie Hodges from Balooz with help from Senan O’Connor from Vantage Point Video. Sorry if we missed you, but as said above very difficult to do everything. (Just added some Irish dancing thanks to John Angles)

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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 Opening

Michael Dwyer Opening. Aa Great Weekend in Allihies, Beara, Co. Cork. Musicians from all over the country and one or two from abroad turned up to celebrate traditional music.

From the opening on Friday evening all the way through till late at the end of the weekend, some great performances and activities. Put on the the Michael Dwyer Festival committee.

Here are some pictures and videos from the Friday, more to come later…

watch some videos of performances here

Richard Dwyer opening the Festival

Florianne Blancke and Dermot Byrne in O’Neills Bar

Laura Ugur and Friends in Jimmy’s Bar

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The Opening first an exhibition by Aoife Layton

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Then Richard Dwyer’s book launch

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Followed by music in the Bars

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Dermot Byrne and Florianne Blancke
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