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Updated May 21 2017

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

 


Click on this link to see the photos of the Dan Paddy Andy Fest 2015
See our new page on the problem of
Japanese Knotweed
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


Click HERE for Photos of the 2016 Dan Paddy Andy Festival


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


 


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.


Talking for Lyre!

     

  
Through to the next round -  the boys and girls in 6th class in Lyreacrompane National School who are taking part in the primary schools debating competition  in Tralee. Well done
!
                                                                                                              Photos from Lyreacrompane NS Facebook page


Lyre dog to the fore


Johnny and Caoimhe Nolan from Lyre Post Office with the Dan Lynch Memorial Cup won by Lyreacrompane dog Smearla Dresden. Greyhounds run deep in the family.  In a list of greyhound owners  we stumbled across on the internet recently Caoimhe's great grandfather was listed an an owner one hundred years ago!


Some Lyre folk Celebrating the New Year

at the Railway Bar Abbeyfeale

 


Out on the Wren in Lyreacrompane


Ellie, Odhran. Caoimhe and Chloe in front.

Click below to see short video of the Wren in Lyreacrompane

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mdnG0OL7fu0


Weathering a Storm by Fr Moore


What a turnout! Hundreds turned up at the Listowel Arms to the launch of Fr Pat Moore's book - including this group from Lyreacrompane.    (Photo; Listowel Connection Blog).



Written in the sands of time


Fr Moore takes delivery in time for the launch at the Listowel Arms Friday November 18


Eimear on the Move!


Eimear Sheehy B.A. Drama, daughter of John Joe (Jnr) & Geraldine Sheehy and grandaughter of the late John Joe (Snr) and Bridie Sheehy, Clahane, Lyreacrompane. Picture taken from Eimear's role in the TV "Liberty Insurance" advert running on most channels at the present time.


With their Hero...


Kieran Donaghy signs on the line for the Long family from Lyreacrompane.


County Champion!  

  
Lyre Lass Caoimhe Lyons with the shield won in Camogie and the medal next day for taking part in the in CBS fun run. Below are Caoimhe's team mates who won the Under 12 Camogie against Killarney at the weekend. Congrats to all. Below is a photo of the Tralee Parnells who won the Under 12s B County Championship at the weekend.

 
 


Congrats to Claire and Gareth


Gareth Moore from Tralee and Claire Fealy from Banemore who were married recently.
                                                                                                      Photo by The Kerryman


Part of a recent Teagasc event on the farm of Tim Nash in Lyreacrompane....

https://youtu.be/UGNHZYlPZh8


Well deserved award for Mickey


    Great to see the talent of Mickey McConnell being acknowledged.  Mickey has written some great songs including Only Our Rivers Run Free which he put together at the age of 17.  Listen to Christy Moore sing it on this link... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Ln9QnLaWrY                 (Photo from the Kerryman)


Galloping to Glory


North Kerry winners being proudly paraded thought Duagh after the Dingle Races.
The horses are Razzle Dazzle, Who's Your Daddy, Fourpenny Road and Man of Steel.
                                                                                                   
 (Photo from the Kerryman)


Another great Dan Paddy Andy Festival

The Dan Paddy Andy Festival 2016 was a lovely event with numbers up except for the Bog Walk which took place on a wet morning but still attracted 40 walkers who enjoyed Traditional music and dance before the off and a falconry Display, tae in the bog and turf cutting in the old way.

The storytelling event is getting bigger and better every year and the Dog show was as good as ever. But dancing was the main event with 18 hours of dance music making Lyreacrompane the dancing capital of Ireland over the Bank Holiday Weekend.  Thanks to all who came along and to all who helped out. We are starting to plan for our 20th Dan Paddy Andy Festival now! Click above for photos.

Here are a few comments from people who attended.

"Hi everyone. A big thank you to all your Rural Festival Committee for organising the Bog Walk.  I really enjoyed it.  The music, the dancing, falconry, tea and turf cutting was amazing. Looking forward to 2017"  Deirdre Purcell, Newcastle West, Co. Limerick.

"Great to hear from all at home that Dan went well this year. Sorry I missed it but I don't plan to miss the 20th next year".  Joseph Enright, Cork

"The best Bog Walk we were ever on.  Such variety!"  Betty and Tony Luckal,  Ballynash,
Co Limerick and Holland.

"Great to be back after four years and to bring along five other members of the family to enjoy a great festival.  The grandchildren enjoyed the Bog walk - particularly the Falconry display - and we enjoyed listening to Mike Fitzgerald and Southern Pride. We'll be back!"  Robin and Rosemary Daley, Stevenage, UK.



Message from Oz

Just writing to wish you success with the festival this year.
Hope it will be a great weekend for all involved.
Wish I could be there.
Best of luck.
Helen and Nick Schisas - Brisbane, Australia
 


Dan Paddy Andy Waltzing Competition


You have only two and a half more weeks to get up to speed for the Dan Paddy Andy Waltzing Competition - so get those practice sessions in and you might waltz away with one of these lovely trophies sponsored by O'Connors Hardware and Farm Supplies Duagh. Kay O'Leary, Secretary of the Dan Paddy Andy Festival Committee, checking out the Trophies with Larry O'Connor.

The Waltzing Competition has been moved to the Sunday Night of the Festival this year (July 31st) and the music will be provided by the Singing Jarvey.



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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