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Updated October 19  2017

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All Photos on this site are by Joe Harrington and Kay O'Leary unless otherwise stated.

 


See our new page on the problem of
Japanese Knotweed


The Lyreacrompane and District Journal

Lyreacrompane & District Journal (No. 12)  is being prepared at the moment and articles and photos of interest would be most welcome. These would need to be submitted by October 9 to facilitate publishing and printing. Please pass the word on to others.
Material can be sent to The Lyreacrompane Journal, Lyreacrompane, Listowel, Co Kerry.  If you would like to contact the Journal please call 00353 (0)87 285 3570.


Click HERE for Photos 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....


Organised from Lyreacrompane by Kay O'Leary and Joe Harrington


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.


Worthy Cause


Go to Facebook for more info...
https://www.facebook.com/Crumlin-Colour-Dash-1963383663877129/


Councilors thanked in Lyre Notes


(From the Kerryman)


DPA 5K/10K Run/Walk 2017 cheque presentation


Cheque for €1,500 raised at the Dan Paddy Andy Festival 5K/10K Run/Walk presented to the Kerry Cork Cancer Link Bus. Thanks again to all who helped. (Not everyone was available for the photo) (Photo and article from Kerry's Eye newspaper).


Patsy 'Tim' O'Sullivan accepts plate on behalf of Danny


Danny Tim O'Sullivan was to officially open the 2017 Dan Paddy Andy Festival but unfortunately he was unable to do so. Danny's son Patsy is picture here accepting the Dan Paddy Andy Presentation Plate on behalf of his dad from festival secretary Kay O'Leary. Get well soon Danny and all the best to the O'Sullivan family.


Press Reports on Dan Paddy Andy Festival


Stephen Fernane, Kerryman


Sinead Kelliher, Kerry's Eye

Festival Results. 
(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.


Timber!!!


Good to see the dangerous trees overhanging the road and grotto cut down.  Interestingly, the trees seem to have been there for longer than the grotto. The grotto was build in 1954 but a count of the tree rings shows that the trees were about seventy year old. 


Scouts Open Day


Waltzing at the Dan Paddy


Larry O'Connor, Maurice Dowling and Tom O'Connor viewing the Silverware. The lovely trophies for the Dan Paddy Andy Festival Waltzing Competition have once again been kindly sponsored by O'Connor Hardware and Farm Supplies, Duagh. Maurice is known to be taking extra lessons in preparation and we hear he is being described as a good outside bet in the competition. The Waltzing competition is on Saturday night, August 5, during Marquee dancing to Mike Condon.  The judge is Mike Murphy and there are trophies for first, second and third places. In the meantime the best of look to Tom O'Connor who will be competing in cycle racing in Donegal.


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


Click on this link for short video of Lyreacrompane Scouts having fun on the Smearlagh
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvStZ27yiOw&t=2s


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 Lyreacrompane

Click this link
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ld-YZ6FAaKE&feature=youtu.be


Writers Week Tour in Lyreacrompane


Fr Anthony Gaughan with with two coaches of people attending Writers Week 2017 at the Dan Paddy Andy Memorial in Lyreacrompane. The chat was of the heritage of the area and the story of Dan.


Dan is in the paper!


Congratulations  Lorraine


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


Local Wedding


Congratulations to Joe Johnson and Fran Fitzgerald, Carrigcannon,
Lyreacrompane who married this weekend
.


Fleadh Cheoil County Winners 2017


Craobh Lixnaw Seán Nós Dancers who have qualified for Fleadh Cheoil na Mumhan which will take place in Cork in July. From Left, Caoimhe Lyons Lyreacrompane (U12), Sinead Behan Rathea and Aideen Quinlan Coolnaleen Upper (U15) pictured above with their dancing teacher Ranóg Townsend.


Henry Shefflin



and his connection to Lyreacrompane

As told on the Ray Darcy Show

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


Off the road at Dromaddamore April 18 2017


On TV!!!

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...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZZtltHQQhU


Rally Driving in Sunny Lyreacrompane

  
April 2 2017


Happy Anniversary Tim and Martina


                                                                         Photo - Kerry's Eye


Mick Naughton celebrates


Mick Naughton celebrates 70.


                                                                                                                           Photo - The Advertiser


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


 Lovely photo of the wedding party at Lyreacrompane Church  Photo by Patricia Lenihan


  Some short videos and links
to do with Lyreacrompane

Just click on the link
 


  Dan Paddy Andy Festival promotional video 
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2TTCMWIV0o4
 
 The Dan Paddy Andy Festival Song - Mike Fitzgerald  
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6Cx2eHWj08
 
 Sean Nós Dancers Lixnaw at the Dan Paddy Andy Festival 2016
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WE0z7w7d-zg
 
 Set Dancing at Dan Paddy Andy Festival 2016 
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yn88xXez9QE
 
 Loughlin's Bar. - Eddie Lee and James Kelliher at the Dan Paddy Andy
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ecvr6j8WoJE
 
 Eddie Lee and James at Dan Paddy Andy Fest 2016 - Johnny be good
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=26h-5yr829Q
 
 Darragh O'Donnell - Brush Dance 2016 Dan Paddy Andy Festival 
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQEjU36p1WI
 
 Sonny Egan rocking an Irish Rambling House Show in Duagh  
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ip2GDEZcQaY&t=6s
 
 Eddie Lee - Knocknagoshel on the Hill (Joe Harrington) 
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Bw9TbuBncw
 
 Lyreacrompane NS 1916 Commemoration
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0LWYYCgUEgs
 
 Baling at the Glen, Lyreacrompane 2016 
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HVEG9_K_V-g
 
 Army Helicopter in Lyreacrompane May 2014 
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=skeIZ3-f_EE
 
 Part of Teagasc event on the farm of Tim Nash, Lyreacrompane
  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGNHZYlPZh8
 
 Silage time near Duagh     
  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H__K82PQvXA
 
 Lyre Grotto gets new floor    
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nesBFaMfkJ4
 
 River Smerlagh in flood September 11 2015
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZS9oqnW9Lk
 
 The Wren  in Lyreacrompane 2015
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Pojsa2o4Dg
 
 Lyre Church Painted  
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iamLpDzOiUk&feature=youtu.be
 
 To listen to Caroline O'Callaghan sing  'My Home in Sweet Lyreacrompane'  Click here
 
 Mike Condon - Hooley In the Hills (Joe Harrington Tribute to Declan Nerney)
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4FY1l96eJa8
 
 Hooley in the Hills Brush Dance  
  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ohPhyRNbmSg
 
 Knocknagoshel On The Hill  
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Bw9TbuBncw
 
 Joe Harrington's Facebook Page 
 https://www.facebook.com/joe.harrington.73157
 
 Pony Trekking in Lyreacrompane 
 http://youtu.be/h0nAn_X-FD0
 
 Flood in Smearlagh September 11 2015  
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZS9oqnW9Lk
 
 Irish Rambling house Facebook page
 https://www.facebook.com/irishramblinghouse?fref=ts
 
 Irish Rambling House website www.irishramblinghouse.com
 
 Circuit of the Glen Easter 2014 
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87-84Ir76g0
 
 Caoimhe and Odhran Lyons sing Ireland's Call
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKC7I16Qfz8
 
 Caoimhe Sings an Irish Song in an Irish kitchen
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_g4ckTSPLss
 
 Caoimhe sings an Irish Song about going to the Fair
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=65y7fuHzR5A
 
 Caoimhe's version of the Haka in the Irish language
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUs7erdjCbU
 
 Stand clear of the closing doors please
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfdvBv_dNl4&t=212s 
 
 Army Maneuvers in Lyre May 20 2014  
 http://youtu.be/skeIZ3-f_EE
 
 School Days 
Click here to read Memories of Our School Days

The Dan Paddy Andy Festival Bog Walk 2015 was videoed by Irish TV
and can now be viewed on-line at this link. Please pass on the word to all Lyre exiles...      http://www.irishtv.ie/kerry-matters-51


 


Joe's Country Kingdom

Click on the following link to listen to Joe's Country Kingdom
with Joe Harrington
broadcast live from Lyreacrompane on
Tuesdays, 9 to 11pm and Saturdays, 9pm to 11pm on internet radio.

www.irishcountrymusicradio.com


 

At the Ploughing at Causeway


Announcing Glenduff Manor

There is general delight in the Lyreacrompane area at the news that Glenduff House is to be extended as a hotel.  The historic building was once in the hands of the Hurly Family who were the landlords of Lyreacrompane from 1857 to 1911. There has been a shortage of accommodation for visitors and exiles who visit this general area.  The best of luck to Michael O’Malley and his team with their ambitious project which we are sure will be a great and convenient venue for  locals and those visiting our place. The new venue will be called Glenduff Manor and will be officially opened on Saturday, January 21 at 12.30pm.




Guarding local resources

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.  In the present economic situation 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.
 


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