Lisa McHugh and Mike Denver for Brosna Country Festival

Parishioners and their pastor flagging their big fundraising event outside the Church of Our Lady of the Assumption in Knockaclarig. Front: Fr. David Gunn, Méabh and Ruairí O’Connor and committee Chairman, John Murphy. Back row: Jack Roche, Noreen Walsh, Michael Brosnan, David O’Connor, Séamus O’Connor and Andy Murphy. ©Photograph: John Reidy
Fundraising committee members, David O’Connor (left) and Chairman John Murphy pictured in the Church of Our Lady of the Assumption in Knockaclarig which they plan to carry out a programme of refurbishment works. ©Photograph: John Reidy
Pictured outside the Church of Our Lady of the Assumption in Knockaclarig with a poster for their fundraising event in Brosna were: Méabh and Ruairí O’Connor with Fr. David Gunn, Michael Brosnan and committee Chairman, John Murphy. ©Photograph: John Reidy

A Country Music Concert and Dancing Festival is being arranged and greatly anticipated in Brosna on Friday evening, July 13th.

The Square in Brosna Town – or most of it – will be covered by a marquee on the occasion and the organisers are promising four hours of dancing to two of Ireland’s biggest Country Music stars

Lisa McHugh and Mike Denver

The doors will open at 6pm on the evening and Lisa McHugh with a full band will play from 7pm to 9pm. She will be followed by Mike Denver and a full band from 9pm to 11pm.
The marquee will have full bar facilities and there will be free on-site parking no more than a two minute walk away.

Patrons will be accommodated on the night with a top class dance floor and there will be a limited number of seating spaces available.

Church Restoration Fund

The event is being organised by the Brosna and Knockaclarig Church Restoration Fund Committee.

The Church of St. Carthage in Brosna underwent an extensive programme of refurbishment work which was completed in 2009.

A handful of miles away in Knockaclarig is the Church of Our Lady of the Assumption which was opened on May 26th 1953.

New Heating System

This church is having its heating system overhauled with a new gas installation along with a paint job and re-carpeting.

“We need to bring Knockaclarig up to date as it hasn’t been touched for a while and this round of work is badly wanted here,” said committee chairman, John Murphy.

Great Night’s Dancing

“There’s always something to be done on your local church and even though Brosna got a great overhaul there is still the maintenance jobs to be done here. That’s why we’re organising this big night here in the village on Friday July 13th.

“We’re inviting people who enjoy a good night out and a great night’s dancing to come to Brosna and dance to their heart’s content to Lisa McHugh and Mike Denver.

“We’re expecting a huge crowd as we had Mike Denver here last December in a marquee during very bad weather and he drew over 800 people from all over the place,” said John.

Tickets on Sale Almost Nationwide

Tickets for the night are on sale in Brosna and Knockclarig and in the parish offices in Castleisland and Abbeyfeale; in Walsh Electrical in Castleisland; in Sheehy’s Hardware, in Slice of Life and Leen’s Hotel in Abbeyfeale; Dillane’s Shop in Feale’s Bridge; The Devon Inn in Templeglantine; Kerry Agri, Mountcollins and in O’Connor’s Hardware in Duagh. Tickets are €25 each. For ticket enquiries you’re advised to ring: 085 78 00 639.

Contacts Numbers
Further information can be had from any of the following committee members: Marie on: 087 98 63 663; Maurice on: 087 97 71 163; Kathy on: 087 29 69 094 or Lisa on: 086 07 91 491.


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