One of Ireland’s finest cultural ambassadors and east Clare’s master fiddle player will reveal details of his upbringing in Killanena, the musical influences that inspired him and what has sparked extraordinary recognition and appreciation on the world’s musical stage.
Emigration stories from East Clare parishes to the United States will be the focus of a talk at Waterways Ireland Building in Scariff on Bank Holiday Saturday & Sunday (July 30th and 31st) during the local Harbour Festival.
Scariff Harbour Festival and Irish Seed Savers have come together to highlight the issue of biodiversity loss and to create an awareness of the need for sustainable and lasting change in the way people interact with the environment.
A significant change in political allegiance followed the huge electoral success of the Alliance Party in Northern Ireland last May. In the heartland of unionism, Stewart Dickson returned two seats for the Alliance Party in East Antrim for the first time with his running mate Danny Donnelly.
Details of the 17th Scariff Harbour Festival were announced this week and a fitting tribute will bring to life the much-loved singer songwriter, Christie Hennessy at the Church of the Sacred Heart, during the opening concert of the popular summer festival.
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