There’s an ancient Irish proverb: Tús Maith Leath na hOibre – a good start is half the work – and it’s certainly ag obair for the new host of The Crown.
After a Patrick O’Keeffe Traditional Music Festival during which it was “flat to the mat” at The Crown, Paul Griffin is coming up with customer inducing initiatives like: low cost drinks on special occasions and a ‘Sunday After Mass’ traditional music session.
“There will be a Irish Traditional Music ‘Sunday After Mass’ session in The Crown on this Sunday at 1pm and every Sunday over the winter,” said Paul with a nod of acknowledgement in the direction of Con Moynihan and Denis O’Connor and their 2003 released CD.
Tomorrow’s session line-up will include: Greta Curtin, David Healy, Jessie Healy and Dean Griffin.
“For Saturday evening’s Rugby World Cup finals (kick-off at 4pm) all pints and bottles of beer will be only €4 and pints of Guinness will be down to a staggering €3.50,” said Mr. Griffin.
Could this be the first blow to the founding of a Castleisland Medium Festival ? Stranger things have happened. It would be a festival to honour the people of a previous generation and to celebrate a town which was full of initiative at a time it needed it most.