Declan Nerney back for Dan Paddy Andy Festival


Lyreacrompane’s 20th Dan Paddy Andy Festival, over the August Bank Holiday Weekend, has all the usual events and more. The big news is that Declan Nerney and his mighty band are back and the Festival has been extended to five days with some new events added.

These include Ger’s Mobile Animal Farm, the return of Sylvano – as if by magic! and the
popular ‘One man and his dog’- for the first time in this part of Kerry a demonstration of Sheepdog Trials thanks to Brendan Ferris from Killorglin. Children and adults will enjoy.

Thursday August 3rd is the opening night this year with the first ever performance at the Festival by the Irish Rambling House – a show that has been traveling to England to entertain the exiles with music, song, dance, storytelling…and the craic, for many years. The Show will be in Manchester, Birmingham, Harrow and Luton in October and will feature at Siamsa Tire later in the year. If laughter is the best medicine then the Irish Rambling House Show is the prescription. After the show there will be roving microphone for a song or a story from the audience.

The other new event is the 5/10K Run/Walk for the Kerry Cork Health Link Bus. This is a worthy cause and a lovely route. The 5K and 10K Run/Walk starts at the Marquee beside Roches Four Elms Bar on Sunday morning, August 6 at 11am. For info on Registration and on all aspects of the Festival Tel: 087 285 3570.