Ballydonoghue gears up for bardic festival

Featuring literary prose, the written word, music, song and dance, the programme for this year’s Ballydonoghue Bardic Festival is packed full of events sure to entertain all those keen to experience the ancient bardic traditions of North Kerry.

Every year, locals in the parish of Ballydonoghue gather to honour the memory of Pádraig Liath Ó Conchubhair, a native of Lisselton, who lived between 1745 and about 1820.

A hedge schoolmaster, poet and renowned academic, he established the Lisselton Bardic Court, known as ‘Cúirt na Súagh’ - The Court of the Wise.

 

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Close contests at return of Credit Union Quiz

Schools from across North Kerry took part in the Listowel Credit Union Schools Quiz on Friday January 27th with Presentation Primary School, Listowel and Dromclough National School claiming the top honours.

Representing eleven primary schools from across North Kerry, 26 teams from both the Under 11 and Under 13 age groups went head to head in the Presentation Secondary School Hall in Listowel for the return of the Schools Quiz after a pandemic hiatus.

Such was the interest there was standing room only for spectators who enjoyed the highly competitive atmosphere with most teams in close contest to the very end.

 

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