Dan Paddy Andy Festival Prepares for 21st Celebrations

Joe Harrington being assisted by Odhran Lyons in putting up the Dan Paddy Andy Festival road signs for the August  bank holiday festival.
Country singer Pat McKenna from Derry will be on stage in Lyre over the bank holiday weekend.

The Stacks Mountains is where the music is this August Bank Holiday Weekend.

There, the four-day Dan Paddy Andy Festival in Lyreacrompane will celebrated the 21st anniversary of its founding.

There will be seven bands in the Marquee over the weekend including Pat McKenna from Derry and Paddy O’Brien from Waterford.

Starts with a Céilí

The 21st festival starts with a Ceilí on this Friday night and ends with five hours of Marquee Dancing on Bank Holiday Monday afternoon.

In between there is a Dog Show, a Bog Walk, and a 5K/10K Walk/Run for Enable Ireland.

Last of the Great Matchmakers

The Dan Paddy Andy Festival celebrates the last of the great Irish matchmakers, Dan Paddy Andy O’Sullivan (1899 – 1966).

The festival is staged in a totally rural setting at Lyreacrompane in the Stacks Mountains of Co. Kerry.

Great Crowds Expected

The entertainment goes on for four days over the August Bank Holiday Weekend with open air platform and marquee dancing attracting large crowds.

Lyreacrompane is synonymous with John B Keane so stories and drama also feature over the weekend.

Full details on Dan Paddy Andy Facebook page or call 087 285 32 570.

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