Regional Report 1275 – 21st July 2015



Eily Buckley

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to news report 1275 from Millstreet.  Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this calm morning following a wet night.

An important Community Council Meeting will b e held at the Wallis Arms to-night starting at 9.  All members please attend. The Community Council are at the moment engaged in upgrading the Youth Centre especially the Adult Gym there. Ambitious plans are in the pipeline and to-nights meeting will be mainly about this welcome development.

Another welcome development will be the placing of the bridge over the Blackwater at Dooneen. Many years of negotiations have gone into this project, and local lobbying  playing a big part.


The contract for the Bridge is gone out to tender, and  the crossing of the Blackwater at this point, marks one of the last pieces of the jig-saw on the mighty Bearra/Brefni Way

Local land owners on both sides of the river at this point, namely Michael and Marian O Sullivan and Francis and Eileen O Riordan  have to be lauded for allowing their land to be used for this important development.

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Sliabh Luachra Summer School 2015 at Rockchapel 3-8 August

The Sliabh Luachra Summer School will take in Bruach Na Carraige Rockchapel from the 3rd to 8th August 2015.

The traditional music master classes which will be directed by Nicholas McAuliffe who is a leading authority on traditional music will focus on the recently discovered manuscripts in the National Traditional Music Archives in Dublin which came from Dan Curtin of Stagmount, Rockchapel and date back to the 1850, and manuscripts discovered in Elsberry,Missouri, in the United States and were compiled by Dave Dan Curtin and by David Leahy from Seocandgloss Mountcollins with music dating back to the 1700s.
These manuscripts give a historical glimpse of an older layer of Sliabh Luachra music that predates the polkas and slides that now characterize the area. They also illustrate the richness of the music at the time of the compiling of the manuscripts, and the contribution made by the area to the music of Sliabh Luachra over the last 200 years.

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