Inniskeen barn dance to raise the roof

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A barn dance featuring a Gareth Brooks tribute band is hoping to literally raise the roof in Inniskeen this Saturday, June 28 at 8.30pm.

The revival of the Billy Brennan’s Barn Dance is being held on the grounds of Matthews Coach Hire at Callenberg.

A huge turnout is expected to this first fundraising event in aid of the Inniskeen Church Roof Fund and the event will also feature music by Seamus Delaney and The Mavericks and a fantastic barbecue featuring roast pigs.

“We will have a bucking bronco and there will be best dressed cowboy and cowgirl competitions,” said Paddy Matthews, MD Matthews Coach Hire, who are hosting the event, which is sponsored by McArdle Skeath.

“The idea of reviving the Billy Brennan’s Barn Dance came from the line in the famous Patrick Kavanagh poem Inniskeen Road: July Evening – ‘The bicycles go by in twos and threes - There’s a dance in Billy Brennan’s barn tonight.”

Tickets are €25 and available from Matthews Coach Hire (042 9378188), PJ (086 8161428) or Gareth (086 8905396) Jockey’s Bar Dundalk, Dundalk Tourist Information Office, Hand’s shoe shop Carrickmacross, Watters Shop Annavacky and Short’s Crossmaglen.


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