Manchester Irish Festival News
Irish TV will broadcast the show on SKY TV channel 191/Freesat 400 and online on IRISHTV.ie at 9pm on Thursday 13 March
Manchester's Mayo Association are looking for people to wear their County Colours and join them in the St Patrick's Day Parade on Sunday 16 March
The Manchester Irish Festival is gearing up for it's launch this weekend. Over the next 11 days, we will be out and about talking to some of Manchester's Irish Characters. Today we speak to Levenshulme-based Paul Cawley from County Mayo.
A new play called 'Silent' by the multi-award-winning Irish company Fishamble is coming to The Lowry
The Manchester Irish Festival has teamed up with The Lowry to offer visitors to the play admission for just £5 when it is staged at the theatre on Thursday 13 March, Friday 14 March and Saturday 15 March.
Find out about Tourism Ireland's 2,500km coastal drive. The Wild Atlantic Way is the longest defined coastal driving route in the world.
The Levenshulme Pub Company is sponsoring 25 Free events at its four flagship venues during this years 2014 Manchester Irish Festival. The South Manchester based company is celebrating its 25th anniversary by staging an eleven day Tradfest.
The Wild Atlantic Way in Ireland is the longest defined coastal driving route in the world at 2,500km. Galway to Clare: Take a journey from Galway to Limerick via Killary Harbour, Derrigimlagh and the Cliffs of Moher. Total distance is approximately 505 km.
The World Famous Professional Cycle race starts on Thursday 8 May in Belfast and finishes on Sunday 11 May in Dublin. The Giro d’Italia is a long distance road bicycle stage race held for professional cyclists over a three week period in May and June annually.
Find all about Co. Limerick and their plans for this years City of Culture celebrations. Limerick has made history after winning its bid to be the first ever Irish City of Culture in 2014 National City of Culture 2014 an ambitious plan to establish Limerick as an internationally recognised location
One of the strengths of the Irish Community in Manchester is its radio shows. Going back a few years, the BBC's 'Come into the Parlour' led by Eamonn O'Neill was a great success. One of the veterans of broadcasting in Manchester is John Lowry.
Today, we carry on our focus on the Wild Atlantic Way. The second section of this incredible adventure takes us from Sligo to Mayo. Taking in Mullaghmore Head, Downpatrick Head and Keem Strand to Achill Island in County Mayo.
Find out what are the top ten highlights are during this year's Manchester Irish Festival
The Manchester Mayo Association are looking for someone to represent them during this year's Rose of Tralee. The decision to enter the competition was made at a packed meeting of the Manchester Mayo Association. The search has now started to find a rose to represent the green and red of Mayo.
Albert Square is set to be rocking this St Patrick's Weekend with a who's who of local Irish talent playing O'Brien's Bar, Irish Festival Marque. Headlining this year is BBC The Voice's Joe Keegan and his band.
Sean Taylor headlines opening weekend concert at M19 Bar in Levenshulme. The night is sponsored by Budweiser and dedicated to Ireland’s Blues favourites such as Van Morrison, Rory Gallagher, Thin Lizzy and Bob Dylan.
As promised, in the run up to the launch of the Festival. We are taking an in depth look at The Wild Atlantic Way, a major new tourism initiative for the western seaboard of Ireland. This long distance touring route stretches from the very north of Donegal to West Cork – a total length of 2,500km.
Capital Cup Winners Manchester City have joined dozens of other venues across Manchester by signing up for the Irish Festival. They will be hosting a St Patrick's Day Ceilidh at the Etihad Campus on Friday, 14th March. The event will show the Cheltenham Races and will be hosted by Fred Ayre.
On the night that would have been Daniel Bray's 21st Birthday, due to the generosity of friends and family - over £11,000 was raised in Daniel's name for Francis House Hospice. The night, held at St Kentigern's Irish Social Club was a huge success.
The Academic Hall of St Bede's College in Alexandra Park Manchester, which was orginally built as the city's very first Aquarium in 1874 was the venue for a sold out show by the award winning Young, Gifted & Green on Saturday 1 March
Competition won by Martina Cleary. To win a ticket to this years Manchester Irish Festival Budweiser sponsored Blues Festival featuring Sean Taylor, Jo Lewis, the Ged Wilson Blues Trio, Tracey Browne & Hey Bulldog at m19 Bat & live music venue on Saturday 8 March...
This Saturday, Daniel Bray would have been 21. Unfortunately, Daniel died aged 6, 15 years ago. His family are celebrating his life and thanking Francis House Hospice this Saturday with a poignant fundraiser at St Kentigern's Irish Club in Fallowfield.
The Young, Gifted & Green Show on Saturday 1 March is now Sold Out. This fund raising charity event will feature close to a hundred performers was last staged in 2010, it is being re-launched at St Bede's College by Joe Casserley from the Full Irish Radio show.
A specially commissioned play heads a varied programme of entertainment at the Irish World Heritage Centre for this year's Irish Festival. The play brings to the stage Irish immigrant voices telling their stories of leaving home and their struggle to make a new life in Manchester.
One of the most popular parts of last year's Manchester Irish Festival was when Atlantic Rhythm from Crossmolina played sell out shows at St Mary's, Levenshulme and The Irish World Heritage Centre. Their show - the Emigrant's Farewell touched everyone who saw it.
Congratulations to Louise Keegan on winning the Mayo Association Award. Louise was presented with her award a glittering ceremony at The Point, Old Trafford Cricket Ground by President of the Association Marcella Wilkinson.
This year's Mayo Association of Manchester Gala Dinner was a huge success. The sell out night was the biggest party of the year and a fitting tribute to the Manchester Mayo Gathering.
In the final installment of Tony Hennigan's Mayo A - Z, Tony looks at Midwest Radio, Pontoon Bridge, Nephin and Westport.
On the day of the Mayo Association's Annual Dinner Dance, we continue with Tony Hennigan's A to Z of Mayo. This morning he looks at places like Foxford, Knock and Erris. Unfortunately, tonight's dinner is completely sold out. We will however be posting photos and videos from the event.
Tony Hennigan from the Manchester Mayo Tourism and Business Group describes his A-Z of his home County of Mayo in the West of Ireland. We start with A to D...
This year's Mayo Dinner Dance is set to be one of the biggest ever. The sold out event, held at Old Trafford Cricket Ground on 22nd February stars Irish Country star Mick Flavin as well as dancers from the Keegan Academy of Irish Dancing. The event has been sold out for weeks...
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