Hundreds of Set-Dancers to descend on Enniscrone

Set-Dancers from around Ireland and the UK will travel to the Diamond Coast Hotel in Enniscrone Co. Sligo this weekend for a special set dancing weekend in aid of Mayo Cancer Support Association. 

The weekend hosts a number of céilís with the Neily O’Connor, Duntally, and Johnny Reidy Céili Bands. The busy schedule includes workshops in Jive, Sean Nós, Set and Two-Hand dancing. The three day event finishes with a country and western dance with renowned singer, Pat McKenna.

Now in its 11th year, the weekend has raised over €10,000 for Mayo Cancer Support Association. The service provides support to those affected by cancer and their families at Rock Rose House.

The popular weekend is organised annually by Oliver Fleming, who will also lead the jiving workshop on Friday evening. The Diamond Coast Hotel has some special offers on room rates available. For more information contact Oliver Fleming on 087 6368834.


Pictured at the Launch of the 2018 event were Management and Staff of the Diamond Coast Hotel, Event Organiser-Oliver Fleming and Trisha Greavy, General Manager of Mayo Cancer Support.


Swinford Hotel is ‘Gateway’ to the West

Situated in the heart of Connacht, The Gateway Hotel Swinford is the ideal location for experiencing the best of the West. This traditional, family-run hotel promises a relaxing stay with a warm Irish welcome.

Enjoy a unique dining experience, relishing beautiful home cooked food available in the hotel's newly refurbished dining room “The Front” or the lively “Flying Doc” bar. This Swinford Hotel is synonymous with its succulent steak nights every Friday.

Renowned for supporting live entertainment, whether it's a traditional music session you're looking for or even some ballad and folk music, The Gateway Hotel Swinford is your live music venue.

Upcoming events include:
- The Jack Feeney Commemorative Concert (Friday, 16th March at 7:30pm)
- The Whileaways (Saturday, 9th May at 9pm).

Visit for more information.

St. Patrick’s Day Special – The Merry Monk Ballina

A special St. Patrick’s Day Television Show will air from ‘The Merry Monk’ Ballina this coming Thursday (12th of March) at 7pm and repeated on Saturday (17th March) at 8pm on Sky Channel 212 and Freesat 161.

The programme showcases the very best of Irish Traditional music, singing, dancing and storytelling from local and national performers.

Presented by Henry McGlade and produced by Atlantic Productions Ireland, this St. Patricks Day Special is one not to be missed as we celebrate our National Day in connecting the Irish diaspora worldwide.

VIDEO: Celebrate St. Brigid’s Day

The Feast of Brigid, also known as Imbolc on February 1st, celebrates the arrival of Spring, with longer and warmer days approaching.

In ancient Irish mythology, Brigid was a fire goddess. The making of St. Brigid’s crosses is a ritual in Ireland every Spring. The crosses are made of rushes and are usually hung from the door or rafters of a house to protect the house from fire or evil.

Why not check out the video below and try your hand at making a St. Brigid’s Cross.

Exciting Times for TV Show

‘The Irish at Home and Abroad TV Show’ are delighted to announce that the show will now be aired three times per week on Sky Channel 212 and Freesat 161 every Thursday evening at 7pm and 8pm as well as every Saturday evening 7:30pm.

The show is also delighted to welcome on board its new production company. Atlantic Productions Ireland has now taken the helm of the production of the show. The crew are looking forward to travelling around Ireland capturing Ireland’s beauty and traditions.

It’s an exciting time for all involved.