Fadó Weekend, at Boston Bar, Bantry
Session in Boston Bar, March 15th, 2013, with Frank & Co.
T Rocks Live At Bantry Bay Part 4
Ireland September 2009
We arrived in Dublin about 9am and took an Air Coach into Dublin near Trinity and did the short walk to the Clarence in Temple Bar, partly owned by Bono of U2. Fortunately a room was available immediately. We were tired but we immediately went out and did a tour of Trinity and saw many interesting things including the Book of Kells, walked down Grafton Street, and through Stephens Green, went to the Irish National Museum and took a quick hop on hop off bus ride through Dublin, then ate out (Irish Stew and Boxty) and then to Gogarty's for Traditional Irish folk signing til about 11 am, the latter in Temple Bar... very entertaining place and full of restaurants, bars, and music. The Gogarty place was totally packed and the crowd sang along with the folk songs all of which were new to us. The crowd would never meet Calif. fire codes.
Next day, got on bus again, and took a tour of the Guinness Storehouse (great must do in Dublin). Connie and I have drunk more Guinness on this trip than the rest of our lives combined. Then toured Kilmainham Gaol (Jail), which had all the history of the 1916 execution of the leaders of the Irish Easter Rising of 1916 and the subsequent rebellion that eventually led to a Anglo Irish Treaty in 1921, which divided the island into Northern Ireland and the rest, a bloody civil war, an Irish Free State in 1922, (see the Michael Collins movie) and finally the Republic of Ireland in 1949. (Now we saw a crowd march and demonstrate against Nama, the Irish bank bail out. There is also an ongoing debate about the EU Lisbon Treaty.) That night we ate out again at the Quay in the Temple Bar and then turned in earlier.
Rented car, drove across Ireland towards Galway and down to the Cliffs of Moher. Very windy, about 50 mph winds. Saw puffins and all. Drove through Lisdoonvarna looking for where Karl and Carol Ann stayed but never saw it. Stayed in Doolin at a BB with stone walls and fairly new, and went to pub for dinner, Guinness and more folk signing. Wind howled all night.
Next day drove to Kilrush and Killmer for the ferry across to Talbert, then down to Trallee and on to Killarney. Drove through the Killarney Lakes, took a jaunty ride, toured Muckross House in Killarney National Park. Very scenic lakes. Decided to forgo the Dingle Peninsula and the Ring of Kerry in favor of the Beara Peninsula. Stayed in Killarney at the Fairview right downtown, walked the town, and ate a great meal at the Fairview.
Today, drove to Kenmare and around the Beara Peninsula and most importantly over the Healy pass. Healy pass was very scenic, was up high with sheep all around and beautiful views of lakes on the Kerry side and a more barren landscape on the Cork side. Drove into Bantry, where Connie was determined to do genealogy (are we done yet) and toured the Bantry House (baron was titled the land for whatever brave thing he did stopping the attempted invasion of Bantry in 1796 by Wolfe Tone and 43 French ships. He mostly won by dint of bad weather for the ships, but got his title anyway. Pretty gardens etc. After just about giving up finding a decent place to stay in Bantry found the 2.5 year old Maritime Hotel, which is great! And even has wifi.
Tomorrow, Connie plans to go to Bantry museum and a graveyard looking for a great great great grandfather and whoever.
Btw, no problem whatsoever with reservations etc. anywhere we've gone. Although armed with books listing places, we've just done it all on the fly and most times were not at the counter asking about a room until about 6 pm. Seems the recession has hit tourism hard. We were told that last year our modus operandi would have been disaster.
Connie volunteered to drive and has done very well. I'm happy to be the navigator, but I have to say driving these roads is a Mad Hatter ride (Connie corrects me to say its a Mr. Toad's Wild Ride).
Eugene the Lake - History of Bantry
Wedding Glengarriff 2015
In this video, we take you along to a horse-drawn wedding. The day starts with getting the horses and the carriage ready and setting up at the wedding venue. It started raining - so we put up the canvas roof on the carriage, so that the bride stayed dry and cosy during her journey. At the venue, we are met by the groom and family. After the ceremony, we take bride and groom and some of the family for carriage rides through the beautiful estate.
DeBarra's Clonakilty, Co Cork, Ireland
A two man kayak on Lavitt's Quay, Cork
Great Sea Fishing in Bantry Bay, Ireland.
Bannow and Cullenstown
Historic 12th century church at Bannow contains the tomb of a medieval knight (at 0:46) It is said that anyone who lays down in the tomb is guaranteed a cure for backache.
Within the walls of the Church is the family vault of 'Prince' Michael O'Neill, owner of the Saltee Islands, who died in 1998.
The Shell House, in nearby Cullenstown, is the result of pain-staking work, over many years by the late Kevin Ffrench, with shells collected from the local beach.
Music by Clannad
Murphy's Law at O'Malley's (São Paulo) - March17th 2014
Star of the County Down by Van Morrison
Peerformed by Murphy's Law - St. Patrick's Day
Near Banridge town in the county down one morning last July
From a Booring green came a sweet Colleen,
She smiled as she passed me by
She looked so sweet, from her two bare feet to the shine of he nut brown hair
Such a coaxing little elf, sure I shook myself for to see if I was really there
From Bantry Bay on the Derry Quay
From Gollway to Dublin town
Now a maid I seen like the Brown Colleen
That I met in the County Down
As she onward sped, sure I scratched my head
And I looked with the feelin' rare
And I say's say's I to passer by Who's the maid with the nut brown hair?
He smiled at me and he say's say's he That's the gem of Ireland's crown
Young Rosie McCann from the banks of the Bann
She's the Star of the County Down
From Bantry Bay on the Derry Quay
From Gollway to Dublin town
Now a maid I seen like the fair Colleen
That I met in the County Down
At the Harvest fair, she'll be surely there
And I dessed in my Sunday clothes
With my shoes shone bright and my hat cocked right
For a smile from my nut brown rose
No puff of smoke, no horse I yoke and my plow is rust coloured brown
'Till the smilin' bride brought home by my side
Tis the Star of the County Down
Charlies bar, Cork Ireland 7 Aug 2016
Grand traditional Irish music session.
Christmas on Sherkin
Seven minutes on the island with Joyce
Rosscarbery Fair 1950s with Drinagh People
This video was made at Rosscarbery Fair in the mid 1950s. At the end of the video two Drinagh people can be seen:
Timmy McCarthy Reavouler and
James Hurley Corran
The video is part of the DVD Drinagh People: Reeling in the Years
Ireland Coach Tour - 8 Day Irish Pubs & Folklore Tour
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- Airport transfers at start and end of tour
- Sightseeing by luxury coach
- Professional driver/guide
- 7 nights in hotels listed
- Full breakfast daily (B) except on day 1
- 5 dinners (D) including
- Kate Kearney's Cottage Irish night
- Food, Folk and Fairies dinner/show at the Brazen Head Pub
- 3 table d'hote dinners
- 2 Lunches (L) in Doolin and on Achill Island
- Welcome get-together drink
- Tour of Dublin with a local guide
- Walking tours of Dublin's Trinity College and Kilkenny's Medieval Mile
- Farmhouse visit for tea and scones
- Ferry ride across the River Shannon
- Achill Island tour
- Tour and an Irish coffee at Kilbeggan Distillery Experience
- Visits and admissions to Book of Kells at Trinity College, House of Waterford Crystal, Blarney Castle, Blarney Woollen Mills, Dingle Brewing Company, Cliffs of Moher and Westport House
- Headset for walking tours
- Deluxe carry-on backpack, ticket wallet, luggage tags & strap
- All local taxes, hotel service charges & porterage for one suitcase per person
Irish Rover (Live at Winterlärm 2017)
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here is our performance of the Irish folk song Irish Roverat the Winterlärm 2017. We want to thank TENSING Moers for inviting us. It was a great pleasure to play there, hopefully we will be there again in 2018.
(Sorry for the tuning issues but the instruments don´t like the winter as much as we do;) )
We wish you all the best for the new year and are looking forward to the next Irish folk party with you.
WESTPORT TOWN 2018 CO MAYO IRELAND
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Team Daft passing by Tuskar Rock
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Stellavision - Times Like These - Clonakilty Guitar Festival 2013
Recorded at the Phoenix Bar on Saturday 21st September during the Clonakilty Guitar Festival 2013