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Sean McCarthy Weekend Festival 2016


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Sean McCarthy Ballad Competition

Ballad Final 2016


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

Maurice McSweeney        (Miltown)                        Song: “The Dublin Balladeer”

Noelle O Sullivan              (Lixnaw)                        Song: “Ode to 1916”

Tommy James &

Eddie Lee                          (Ballyheigue)                Song: “The School House in Rathglin”

Malachy Costello              (Roscommon)             Song: “The Magpie is a Pretty Bird”

Mick Brown                        (Galway City)                Song: “Erin’s Green Shore”

Peter  Keenan                   (Co Wicklow)               Song: “The Old Country Dance”

Caroline O Callaghan     (Ardfert)                         Song: “Lonesome Dove”

Gail O Donoghue             (Killarney)                     Song: “If the Sea Could Talk”

Mike O Neill                       (Castlegregory)           Song: “Born on the Island”

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

Thomas O Sullivan          (Killarney)                     Song: “Anamait Spirit of Place”

Rory O Connor                  (Swords Co Dublin)   Song: “We’ve Got tomorrow”

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

Mick McCarthy Story Telling Competition 

Final 2016

Francis Kennedy                           Listowel

Daisy Kearney                               Loughill

Brian Murphy                                 Causeway

Paddy McEllegiott                         Listowel

Sonny Eagan                                 Lixnaw

Mattie Lennon                               Dublin

Paddy Regan                                Cork

Tom Moore                                    Moyvane

Brigid Brady                                   Armagh

Tommy James (Writer)

John Madden (Performer)          Ballyheigue

Pat McAullife                                  Kilmalock

Ray O Sullivan                               Killarney

James Fogarty                              Moyvane

Sponsor: Lionel McCarthy



Sean McCarthy

Photo by: Brendan Landy