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SEAN MC CARTHY MEMORIAL WEEKEND
 
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TO ALL VIEWERS OF WEBSITE:

The Sean McCarthy Festival


Photo by Brendan Landy

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Now in its 21st year is run in honour of Sean McCarthy.


Sean was born in Listowel on July 5th 1923. He was one of a family of ten children. He attended Listowel Primary School, where his teacher for a time was Dr. Bryan McMahon, who once said of Sean that "he was always a special person, I'll even go so far as to say he was unique."
Among his best known songs are "Shanagolden", "Red Haired Mary", "Highland Paddy", "Murphy's Volunteers",, "Step it out Mary", "Mountain Tae, (Hills of Connemara) adn "In Shame Love, In shame".
Over the years Sean entertained and delighted thousands of listeners to "Sunday Miscellany" and "Thought for the Day" on RTE Radio. His songs are available at the Literacy Centre, The Square, Listowel, Tel: 068 22212
He played a major role in promoting "The Rambling House" on Radio Kerry, which is now continued at Sheahan's Thatched House, Finuge over the winter months.
The Sean McCarthy Memorial Weekend provides a fitting tribute to an individual who will always be remembered for his kindness and generosity
. Photo by, Brendan Landy



Dates for 2015: 31st July - 3rd August 2015



 
SEAN MC CARTHY MEMORIAL WEEKEND, Finuge, Listowel, Co Kerry, Ireland. Phone : 00353 68 40203 E-mail: info@finugeweekend.com
 

 
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