On Friday, 18th June 2010 Frank Kirke, musician supreme and dedicated teacher (in Newbridge, Co. Kildare) arrived in Millstreet for what he thought would be a quiet family get together at the Wallis Arms Hotel. Instead there was a surprise 50th Birthday Party arrranged where not only family but also many friends has assembled to honour this true gentleman who formerly lived at West End, Millstreet and was a wonderfully talented member of Millstreet Pipe Band. After a splendid meal and speech the night continued with a marvellous music session in McCarthy’s Bar at the Square. Here we share some images below of the very happy occasion. Special thanks to Millstreet website loyal visitor, Pádraig O’Driscoll for alerting us to this most pleasant and uplifting occasion.
(Seán Radley for www.millstreet.ie )
Padraig, Frank and William, Drishane Fete 1988 (left) and in McCarthy’s Bar 2010 (right)