LATEST NEWS FROM LYRE
Updated April 18 2017
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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
Some short videos and links
to do with Lyreacrompane
Just click on the link
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.
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!
Photos from Lyreacrompane NS Facebook page
Lyre dog to the fore
Some Lyre folk Celebrating
the New Year
Out on the Wren in Lyreacrompane
Ellie, Odhran. Caoimhe and Chloe in front.
Click below to see short video of the Wren in Lyreacrompane
Weathering a Storm by Fr Moore
Eimear on the Move!
With their Hero...
Congrats to Claire and Gareth
Photo by The Kerryman
Part of a recent Teagasc event on the farm of Tim Nash in Lyreacrompane....
Well deserved award for Mickey
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
"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
"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.
Just writing to wish you success with the festival this year.
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.