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Sean McCarthy Weekend Festival 2017

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Dates for the Sean McCarthy Weekend Festival

4th - 7th August 2017


The Fureys in Concert

In Loving memory of the late John Joe Sommers of Irremore & Boston

Date: Friday 4th August

Venue: Teach Siamsa Finuge

Time: 8pm - 10pm

Admission: Tickets €20 or ring 087 9049371



Sean McCarthy Ballad Competition Ballad Winner 2016


Winner: John Kinsella (Listowel) Song: “The Slopes of my Own Cnoc An Oir”

Recievesa Cheque for €1,250 and a throphy


Runner Up: Paul Dolan (Swords Co Dublin) Song: “The Ballad of Harry Gleeson”

Recieves a cheque for €500 

Sponsors: Mike & Sue Nillson, IMRO & the Estate of Sean McCarthy


Mick McCarthy Story Telling Competition 

Winners 2016


Joint winners 1st place: Francis Kennedy  (Listowel) and Tom Moore (Moyvane)

Recieves a cheque for €500 each

Runners up 2nd place: Daisy Kearney  (Ballyhahill) and Paddy Regan (Cork)

Recieves a cheque for €250 each

Sponsor: Lionel McCarthy



Sean McCarthy

Photo by: Brendan Landy