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Danny Tim Throws a Party
Danny 'Tim' O'Sullivan was to have opened the Dan Paddy Andy Festival in 2017 but had a serious health setback and was given a 5% chance of pulling through. Danny's son, Patsy, accepted the Dan Paddy Andy presentation plate on his behalf. Since then, Danny has made a marvelous recovery to full health and to celebrate he organised a huge get-together with family and friends at his home place near Glenbeigh. The turnout was massive and the hospitality was mighty. The photos show the inside of the marquee and also one of Danny Tim and Kay O'Leary who also knows him for his support for the Irish Rambling house shows in recent years.
Guard What We Have
It is worth considering the important things we have in our community. These include our School, Post Office, Community Centre, Festival and the various small businesses. It is vital that we continue to support the things that makes and keeps us a vibrant community. Let us appreciate the things we have and work individually and collectively to maintain, extend and improve them. There are a lot of things working against small rural communities like ours and we all need to think of the bigger picture so as to protect what we have. No one else is going to do that for us.
Dan Paddy Andy Festival 2018
For a second
page of Festival photos
or at the end of the Pat McKenna's gig photos further down this page.
Joe Harrington explaining the finer points of Turf Cutting on the Bog Walk
while the Men’s 5K winner was Luke O’Callaghan, Tralee
Visitors from London with Helen who was home from Australia
Second place went to Phil O’Sullivan and Din O’Sullivan from Tralee.
Third in the Waltzing competition were Eileen Loftus, Adare and Dan O’Halloran, Abbeyfeale
And they are off... in the Walk Run for Enable Ireland
Dan Paddy Andy Festival Walk/Run Results
The results of the Dan Paddy Andy Festival 5K/10k Walk/Run were…
Men’s 5K. Luke O’Callaghan, Tralee came first in a time of 19.55. Adrian O’Connor, Millstreet and John Griffin from Cobh in Cork came second and third.
The Women’s 5K went to Denise Quilter, Duagh in a time of 22.41 with Michelle Greaney, Tralee and Noelle Dillon, Duagh were second and third.
The Men’s 10K was won by Donald White, Listowel. His time was 34.20. Sean O’Sullivan, Farrenfore was second and Conor Lucey from Macroom was third.
Rachel Stokes from Listowel won the Women’s 10K in a time of 43.29. Bernadette O’Regan Byrne, Brosna and Tessy Whyte, Listowel were 2nd and third. The proceeds will go to The Kerry Branch of Enable Ireland.
You can click on the
following link for times.
Our thanks to Marie Murray who used her phone app to capture the finish. Because the 5K and the 10K happened at the same time and the participants in both distances were intermingled crossing the finish line the positions given are not correct but the time of each is correct. The 5k participants had three digit numbers and the 10K participants had four digit numbers. Two runners in the 5k wore 10K numbers by mistake but the times clearly show the difference.
Lovely to hear from participants who were happy with the Event...
"Thank you for a wonderful running event yesterday, great support and wonderful spread of refreshments afterwards .. all for a worthy cause .. The day held dry this year 😄..it was a lovely community event …", Rachel Stokes
"Really enjoyed the race yesterday will be back next year". Conor Lacey
Pat McKenna - From Derry to Kerry to Fill the Marquee
A Journey back in Time
We are carrying out a survey (anonymous) on
the proposed Lyreacrompane Heritage House/Centre.
We would appreciate it if you can take a few minutes to complete it. You don't have to be from the Lyreacrompane area and you can read about the project on the Heritage Page (Click Here)
To complete and submit the survey please click on the
Thanking you in anticipation...
Brendan McCarthy, the author, a native
of Tralee, Co. Kerry, is a graduate of University College Dublin
and a solicitor by
profession. After a twenty-five-year legal career in the City of London, he now pursues his interest as a local
historian, his current area of research being Fr. William Ferris’s unpublished histories of Kerry parishes.
The book will be launched in a few weeks
but in the meantime you can order a copy from Brendan.
His e-mail is...
Fr. William Ferris spent much of his five-year curacy from 1929 to 1934 in the parish of BallymacElligott, Co. Kerry, systematically collecting from his parishioners a vast archive of popular history covering not just the parish ofBallymacElligott but also the neighbouring parishes of Ballyseedy, O’Brennanand Nohoval. When almost ready for publication, the book was banned by the Bishop of Kerry because Fr. Ferris had ‘gone against the traditions of the diocese’ as regards his chapter on St. Brendan and the patron saint of Kerry’s place of birth. Dismayed at the ban, Fr. Ferris shelved the manuscript and it has lain dormant ever since.
Now, after eighty-five years, Fr. Ferris’s History of the Parishes of BallymacElligott, Ballyseedy, O’Brennan and Nohoval is finally published. The book documents not just the history (political, economic and social) of the area and the cultural and topographical landscape, but also comprises a rich genealogical resource. It is a unique compendium of North Kerry life at atime of rapid change, and an important record of the oral history and culture of rural life in early twentieth century Ireland.
The uniqueness of the book lies not only in the fact that the content will be new material to the reading public but also, thanks to Fr. Ferris recording it in the early 1930s, the fund of oral history, reminiscences, folk memory, place names, archaeological heritage, etc of a passing generation was not taken to the grave but was, in fact, preserved and is now finally available to the public. It is, in Fr. Ferris’s own words, ‘a history of the people, by the people, for the people’.As such, it is a one-off and destined to be a collector’s item.
Dromadda Bridge upgrade
Some of the workers building the stone parapet of the Bridge - John Brosnan, Willie Brouder and Gavin Dillon
This bridge was originally built in the early 1840s at a cost of £125. The Lyreacrompane Heritage Group, which had been making the case to Kerry County Council for the preservation and repair of the stone bridges in the area is delighted with the work on Dromadda Bridge and they thank John Fitzgerald and the Roads Department for ensuring that this aspect of the heritage of our area is looked after.
Writers and Poets
Mick Naughton celebrates
Dan will be twenty this year!!!
The big event of 2017 in Lyreacrompane has to be the 20th Dan Paddy Andy Festival. Now would be a good time to plan to be at our four day festival on the August Bank Holiday Weekend, Friday to Monday August 4 to 7. We are proud of the fact that the festival has grown and established itself as a popular event in Kerry with an unbroken run for two decades.
On the occasion of our twentieth anniversary we are planning to make the festival bigger and better than ever with big names and a couple of new events. We will be announcing full details soon. The Dan Paddy Andy Festival has become a time for exiles to return to meet neighbours and old friends. This year’s festival will be a special one and we hope to see lots of exiles back to celebrate with us and all those who turn up from near and far for Lyreacrompane’s premier event.
If you are seeking accommodation near to the Festival the good news is that Glenduff Manor is now offering self catering accommodation. Find out more on their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/GlenduffManor/?fref=ts or https://www.airbnb.ie/rooms/16551789
Glenduff Manor, Kielduff Phone 00353 (0)66 713 7105
Congratulations to Bernie Moloney and Conor Devlin
Update on Glen School Project - Feb 24, 2018
Plans for the renovation of the Old Glen
Schoolhouse have been discussed for a while now in the community
and moves have been undertaken to move the project forward. The
building, which dates from around the Great Famine, is a
protected structure, and planning permission has been granted to
develop the building as a place where the Heritage and Culture
of the Stacks and Glenarruddery mountains can be showcased as it
was in the past and enjoyed as it is today.
The Lyreacrompane Heritage group met this week to discuss the project and make further plans. The dozen members who attended were given an up-to-date report that showed that fundraising was progressing well and that a feasibility study will be carried out in the near future. A variety of new ideas were suggested at the meeting and all these will be on the mix when the study is being done.
Anyone, at home or abroad, who would like to support the project, or find out more about it, should contact the Chair (087 285 3570) of The Lyreacrompane Heritage Group, Lyreacrompane, Listowel, Co. Kerry or E-mail email@example.com
(See ourHeritage Page also)
Snow Scenes in Lyreacrompane March 2018
Set Dancing at Roches Bar 1974
Click on this link... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ntzyfessNJM
Journal Number 12 now in shops
Available at Lyreacrompane
Post Office and other local shops and in outlets in local towns or
The Lyreacrompane Journal
Phone 087 285 3570
The Irish Rambling House Show at Siamsa Tíre
The Lyreacrompane and District Journal
Lyreacrompane & District Journal (No. 12) will be in the shops on Friday, December 10. If you would like to contact the Journal please call 00353 (0)87 285 3570.
of the 2017 Dan Paddy Andy Festival
Click HERE for Photos of the Dan Paddy Andy 5K and 10K Run/Walk 2017
Let the Exiles know....
Very well done to Mike and Tony
Very well done to Mike Quinn and Tony Healy in their Ford Escort Mk2 who won the first Colin McRae 'if in doubt flat out' Perpetual Cup at the Clare Stages Rally yesterday. Also Tony is the winner of the trip to Barbados to co-drive for Justin Campbell in his BMW in 2018.
Go to Facebook for more info...
Councilors thanked in Lyre Notes
DPA 5K/10K Run/Walk 2017 cheque presentation
Patsy 'Tim' O'Sullivan accepts plate on behalf of Danny
Press Reports on Dan Paddy Andy Festival
Stephen Fernane, Kerryman
Sinead Kelliher, Kerry's Eye
(See photos on Dan Paddy Andy page)
The winners of the Dan Paddy Andy Waltzing Competition were Margaret and Patsy Murphy from Keel, Castlemaine. Second place went to Eileen Loftus, Adare and Dan O’Halloran, Abbeyfeale. In third place were Fred Browne and Hannah Fitzgerald, Knocknagoshel.
Winners at the Dog Show were…. Small and medium breed – Ann Collins, Abbeyfeale with ‘Yorkie’. Large breed – Terry Bommer with ‘Olva’. Handled by a Child – Sinead Shanahan, Listowel with ‘Nova’. Handled by an Adult – Joe Hanley, Tralee with ‘Snapper’. Confined to Lyreacrompane - Martin James Leane with ‘Ciath’. Best Puppy – Gerard Walsh, Glin with ‘Bono’. Fancy Dress – Shauna and David O’Donoghue, Abbeyfeale with ‘Shadow’. Best Rescued – Kieran O’Connell, Lyre with ‘Floppy’ and the Best Overall – Gerard Walsh, Glin, Co. Limerick with ‘Bono’.
The Dan Paddy Andy 5K/10K Run/Walk.
5K Women - 1st Dinese Quilter, Duagh in 24.24. 2nd Grace Cahil, Knocknagoshel and 3rd Catriona Lyons, Lyre. 5K Men - 1st Daniel Breen, Lyre in 21.35. 2nd Daniel O’Donoghue, Lyre and 3rd Garett Scollard, Tralee.
10K Women - 1st Rachel Stokes, Listowel in 41.31. 2nd Ann Kelliher, Tralee and 3rd Geraldine O’Sullivan, Bantry, Co. Cork. 10K Men - 1st John Neville, Ballylongford in 39.00. 2nd Jason Galvin, Lixnaw and 3rd Aidan McCarthy, Tralee.
This year’s Festival drew people from far and wide. Apart from exiles returning home from as far away as Melbourne for the occasion we had visitors from many parts of England, from France, Germany and Spain and from many parts of Ireland including Wicklow, Carlow, Tipperary and of course many people from Limerick and Cork as usual. Thanks to everyone who helped out, especially in our inaugural Dan Paddy Andy 5K/10K and to our sponsors for the Run/Walk and Festival we say thanks once again.
Scouts Open Day
Waltzing at the Dan Paddy
Festival Programme 2017
Fun Day in Lyreacrompane
Click this link for short video... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5vcKBFyMfY&feature=youtu.be
You are worth a Medal!
Trophies and medals for our 5K and 10K Run/Walk in aid of the Cork-Kerry Cancer Link Bus on Sunday August 6 at 11am starting at the Festival Marquee. The only thing missing from the photo are the €50 notes that will go to the first man and first woman home in the 10K
Messing about on the river
Fundraising 5k and 10k walk/run for
Kerry Cancer Support Group - Kerry/Cork Link Bus
Sunday, August 6, 11am, Lyreacrompane.
Irish Coast Guard Helicopter in
Writers Week Tour in Lyreacrompane
Dan is in the paper!
Lorraine Nash from Lyreacrompane, winner of the Yamaha School of Music Musician of the Year. The presentation was made at the Ashe Hotel in Tralee on Sunday May 28, 2017
Lyreacrompane Post Office featured in Kerry's Eye
Johnny and Marie Nolan at Lyreacrompane Post Office
Fleadh Cheoil County Winners 2017
and his connection to Lyreacrompane
Click here to see clip https://youtu.be/wdH9IQVh3cs
Henry Shefflin's roots in Kerry were highlighted when Kay O'Leary told Ray about them.
Congratulations Karen and Tommy
Truck in Trouble
Caoimhe Lyons from Lyreacrompane features on TG4 at 8pm Sunday night, April 16, with all her school pals from Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn in Tralee. In the trailer below Caoimhe is the one doing the Séan Nos dancing...
Rally Driving in Sunny Lyreacrompane
Happy Anniversary Tim and Martina
Dan Paddy Andy Festival Walk/Run 2018
Trophies and medals to be won.
Dan Paddy Andy Festival Waltzing Competition
The Dan Paddy Andy Festival Waltzing Competition will take place in the Marquee August 5th this year during the Sunday afternoon dance to the music of the Eddie Lee Band. The lovely trophies are again sponsored by O'Connor Hardware and Farm Supplies, Duagh and are seen here with Larry O'Connor and Joe Harrington. There are trophies for first, second and third places and medals for all who enter so bring your dancing shoes
Not long to Dan
Photos from the Dan Paddy Andy Festival
(Photos by Kay O'Leary, Joe Harrington and Patricia Lenihan)
All roads lead to Lyreacrompane and the 20th Dan Paddy Andy Festival
Declan Nerney with the Dan Paddy Andy Committee
The O'Tooles from Wisklow and the Daleys from Stevenage
The winners of the Dan Paddy Andy Waltzing Competition were
Margaret and Patsy Murphy from Keel, Castlemaine.
Second place went to Eileen Loftus, Adare and Dan O’Halloran, Abbeyfeale.
In third place were Fred Browne and Hannah Fitzgerald, Knocknagoshel.
Robin and Rosemary Daley from the UK visit the neighbours
Taking a break.
That's it for another year - Bring in the signs.
Click here for 5K and 10K Run and Walk 2017
Dan Paddy Andy Festival Photos 2016 (Friday)
Festival Photos 2016 (Saturday)
Great Stories from Frances Kennedy, Sonny Egan, Tom O'Herilhy and Jimmy Cullinane
The welcoming committee
Visitors from London
and the Outer Hebrides
Nora and John Casey all the way from London for Dan Paddy
Representing Brosna... and Sacramento, California
Kilmanihan and Bantry
Festival Photos 2016 (Sunday)
Birds eye view!!!
Thumbs up from Tommy Quille....
Teresa Long and Tommy Quille, Limerick
Fans of Tommy...
Daughter and father...
The Singing Jarvey
Including Waltzing Competition
The Singing Jarvey and Dan
Visitors from Bantry
Third place in the Waltzing Competition - Mike and Bridget Naughton, Lyreacrompane
with Judge Michael Murphy
Second place went to Eddie Whelan and Mary Byrne from Carlow
First place in the Waltzing Competition went to Donal O'Halloran and Eileen Loftus from Limerick
pictured here with Michael Murphy
Festival Photos 2016 (Monday)
Eric swings the bait...
Marquee Dancing with Stevie Donegan and with Mike Fitzgerald and Southern Pride
Ranog Townsend and Katie Griffin on the right who have done such a great job teaching
the young dancers the Sean Nós steps.
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