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  Tour 2018 - Our thanks to everyone who came
along to our Shows in England.
Looking forward already to going back to entertain
the exiles next year.

See photos from 2018 Tour below


Our next show is in Siamsa Tíre, Tralee where the
Irish Rambling House
will be hosted by Radio Kerry
Now is a good time to book for
Wednesday, December 12 at 8pm.

To book, Click on the Link below...

https://www.siamsatire.com/events/the-irish-rambling-house
Last year's show was sold out so book early!

You can always contact us at Tel: 00353 (0)87 285 3570
or e-mail  irishramblinghouse@gmail.com


The Songs of Joe Harrington

 
These songs were written over a twenty year period by Joe Harrington, a native of Lyreacrompane. They are sung by
various singers.  Joe has been a community activist in both Kerry and Limerick. He served as a Councillor for many
years and as Mayor of Limerick City. He is Chairperson of the Dan Paddy Andy Festival since it began in 1998 and,
along with Kay O’Leary,  takes the
Irish Rambling House Show to England each year, to entertain the exiles.
Broadcasting is Joe’s other passion. While working in Limerick he presented music programmes on Limerick radio
stations and he now has a programme two nights a week on internet radio called
‘Joe’s Country Kingdom’ on
www.irishcountrymusicradio.com

Eight of the singers on the album have been to England with the Irish Rambling House Shows.

Proceeds from this album go to the building fund for the Stacks Mountains Heritage House, Lyreacrompane. This is a
project aimed as renovating an old schoolhouse as a Heritage House which will highlight the Heritage and Culture of the
area and as a space which will play an important part in lessening social isolation in this very rural part of Ireland.
For more info on the project go to www.lyreacrompane.com and click on Heritage.

The album costs 13 Euro or 13 Sterling which includes post and packaging and can be ordered from Joe Harrington, Lyreacrompane, Listowel, Co Kerry and cheques should be made out to Lyreacrompane Heritage Group.
Joe's mobile number is 00 353 (0) 87 285 3570.  E-mail irishramblinghouse@gmail.com


 

Click on the half-door above to hear Doris Shire sing the 
Irish Rambling House Song which was written by Kay O'Leary.


For an account of how the Irish Rambling House began Click Here


Irish Rambling House Tour 2018

   
Cousins and friends meet up


Taking a break at Obama's on the way home

   

    

   
Joe Harrington of the Irish Rambling House makes a presentation to Patrick O'Connell OBE (on the left)
in appreciation of his invaluable support for the Irish Rambling House over the years. 
On the right some of the ramblers on a walk-about in Chester.

   

  
Kay O'Leary of the Irish Rambling House introducing one of the shows and, on the right Danny Tim O'Sullivan,
a great supporter of the Irish Rambling House jumps on stage in Camden to give a bar of a song.

    

  

 
Cian Cronin takes to the floor and on the right the O'Shea's of Tralee Irish Rambling House coach
outside the Manchester Britannia Airport Hotel

 

  
Joe Harrington meets with Jim Carway from Diverse Radio and on the right Bryan Murphy leads the sing-a-long.


Caoimhe Lyons does the brush Dance


A fine turnout for the Irish Rambling House Show at the London Irish Centre, Camden 2018


Irish Rambling House at Siamsa Tire, Tralee, 2017

  


Great Irish Rambling House Show at Siamsa Tire last night. Twenty mighty entertainers and two great guests (Sean O'Sé and Annmarie O'Riordan). Packed venue and a great atmosphere. Thanks to the lovely staff at the venue and to Radio Kerry for asking us to put on the Show. The following were those on stage and where would you get a nicer and more talented group of people?....

Singers
Doris Shire The Mungret Nightengale  Pat McCarthy Duagh and Dublin   Young Bob Casey Clare

Storytellers
Peter Casey Co Clare   Chrissie Roche Castlemahon   Paddy Commane Co. Clare   Noel Joyce Tipperary

Musicians
Stephen O’Leary Kilcummin Accordion    Sean Kelleher Fossa Banjo and Guitar   Padraig Enright Flute player Lixnaw
Sarah O’Keeffe Brosna Concertina and dance    Maurice O’Keeffe Brosna Fiddle and Dance
Pat Curtin Shannagolden Mouth organ   Joe Creedon Co Cork Mouth Organ and singer

Dancers
Triona Ni Shúilleabháin Ballyferritor Dancer   Michael O'Sullivan Dance   Caoimhe Lyons Lyreacrompane Sean Nos Dancer
Margaret Madigan Co Limerick Two hand Dances     Darragh O’Donnell Co Limerick Bodhran and Dancer

Bean a Ti Angelina O’Donnell Bean a Ti Co Limerick
Rambled in - Annmarie O’Riordan and Sean O’Se.
Sound – Billy Donegan

Managed and produced by  Kay O’Leary and Joe Harrington Lyreacrompane


2017 Irish Rambling House Tour

Our sincere thanks to all who helped make our 2017 visit to entertain the exiles such a success. It was great to meet up again with old friends, especially in Cheetham Hill, Manchester where we hadn't been for a decade. Our entertainers were mighty in what was an all new show. Their ages ranged from 11 to 80. This was our 19th trip and we look forward to meeting up with you all again for our 20th next year.


What a lovely surprise we got when we arrived in the Birmingham Irish Centre. We were approached by members of the 32 County Association which had just decided to wind up the group and who had decided to present us with a cheque for £300 - the funds remaining in their bank account. Maurice Long hopped on stage to present the cheque to Kay O'Leary, Manager of the Irish Rambling House show. This was a fantastic gesture from one non-profit community group to another non-profit group. We also take it as an appreciation of the work we do to bring our particular show to the heart of the Irish communities up and down England.
In the photo above are Eddie Falahee, Maurice Long, Peggy Falahee, Kay O'Leary, Joe Harrington and Jim Tomlinson. 32 County Association members missing from the photo are Paula Turner, Michael Tomlinson and Willie Finnegan.


The gang's all here.  The Irish Rambling House Group 2017 (Vince Shuel Irish World)
 


Photos from the 2017 trip
Taking in Manchester, Birmingham, Harrow and Luton
(Our thanks to
Vince Shuel, Irish World, for some of the following photos)

   

   

    


Great crowds


Meeting the cousins


Get Well Danny Tim


Best wishes for a quick recovery to Danny 'Tim' O'Sullivan, a true friend and supporter of the Irish Rambling House Show. A former Dublin and London Kerry Person of the Year, Danny is respected at home and among the exiles in England for his support for worthy causes and for all things Irish. All at the Irish Rambling House are thinking of you, Sheila and your family.


2016 Irish Rambling House Tour


On the Ferry


Part of the full house at the Birmingham Irish Centre


Irish Rambling House 2015 Tour Photos


Rehearsals on the ferry


Helen and Mike having breakfast on the ferry

 
More rehearsals on the ferry

 


Mike Mangan and Helen Schisas on raffle duty


Ready for a nap on the coach


Tom McGinty meets up with some cousins from Mayo


Helen, Mike and Liam Óg


Maurice and Sarah meet up with their Granduncle and Grandaunt


Mary O'Sullivan Enright, Lyre and B'ham, and friends chatting with Kay

      
Kay with Liam Óg                            Waiting in the lobby

 
Mike with some Roses!


Maurice and Sarah O'Keeffe to the fore


Kevin O'Neill, Jenny Murphy, Seamus Harnett, Maurice O'Keeffe,
Tom McGinty, Sarah O'Keeffe and Darragh O'Donnell.




    The best of Music from the Irish Rambling House musicians

 
Angeline O'Donnell giving out and Seamus Harnett whistling his tune


Joe met up with Willie and Patrick from Harrow

 
Paddy Commane and Pat McCarthy on stage


Margaret Madigan and Darragh O'Donnell step it out


Irish Country Music Radio presenters Joe and Helen meet up with
listeners to the station, Robin and Rosemary from Stevenage.

   

 
Doris Shire and Chrissie Roche

   
Paddy Joe from Mayo


Aleena from London meets her grandaunt Helen.
Don't know who owns the Hummer


Part of the full house at Dollis Hill

 


Connecting up with Lyreacrompane exiles


Kay O'Leary, Danny and Sheila O'Sullivan and Joe Harrington


Met up with Lucia Butler from the Irish World


Mother and son

    
Paddy Joe                              Seamus                          Tom

    
Jenny                            Seamus                                Sarah

   
Maurice                         Paddy                                     Kevin

  

    


Happily our driver Tom stayed awake!


Foilmore Sat 17 October 2015


Some members of the 2015 crew


Eileen and Caití O'Sullivan with Áine and Niamh O'Connor


Joe Harrington and Billy Donegan with from left Mary O'Neill McDonell,
John O'Shea, Arena O'Sullivan, Eugene O'Sullivan, Catherine Clifford,
Christy McDonnell, Eileen O'Shea, Mary O'Shea and Ger O'Shea.


Being Fed and


watered!!!


Kay getting the show underway


Marie Clifford Foilmore and Kathleen O'Connell Ballinskelligs


On DVD sales duty
Sinéad Behan and Caoimhe Lyons from Lyreacrompane


Irish Rambling House Supporter
gets well deserved award


Some photos from the Kerry Association function in Dublin last Saturday at which a great friend of the Irish Rambling House, Danny O'Sullivan, received the honour of Kerryman of the Year.
A mighty event and a well deserved award.


The Irish Rambling House
2014 Tour Photos
from
Birmingham Irish Centre, London Irish Centre Camden,
Harrow Salvatorian College Hall and the Derby Irish Centre

 


The Irish Rambling House 2014 Tour group pictured at the
Crown Moran Hotel in Cricklewood in London

 

Click here for more photos from the 2014 Tour

 

We get a lot of good feedback about our tours but Robin and Rosemary put pen to paper...

Hello Joe and Kay

It was a pleasure to be the Irish Rambling House Show at Harrow on Saturday evening. We are sure everyone there couldn’t but have enjoyed the excellent music, songs, dances and of course the stories. A few new faces in the group but still with many of the regular ones we have watched in the four years we have been coming along to these wonderful shows...  A sincere thanks to you both and to all involved in organising the annual trip to the UK. Also to the performers who continue to provide the excellent entertainment not only for the ‘Irish Exiles’ but for all of us who have a love of things Irish.

Regards Robin and Rosemary

Stevenage, England 5/11/2014

Click here for photos from the 2013 Tour

Click here for photos from the 2012 Tour

Click here for our DVDs

 

 


Danny O'Sullivan

Kay O'Leary and Joe Harrington make a presentation to

Danny O'Sullivan in appreciation of his continued support for

the Irish Rambling House Shows

 


 

Joe's Country Kingdom
Programmes of Irish Country and Irish music on internet radio on your computer
 



Click on the following link to listen to Joe's Country Kingdom with
Irish Rambling House's Joe Harrington broadcast live from Lyreacrompane on
 Tuesdays, 9 to 11pm and Saturdays, to 11pm on internet radio.
www.irishcountrymusicradio.com

 


 

Photos from Irish Rambling House Shows

 

 


Some of the Irish Rambling House entertainers
from the Listowel Show in 2012


Latest Rambling House DVD

The Craic in Camden with the
Irish Rambling House

This DVD was recorded in the London Irish Centre Camden. It features the usual mix of great traditional music, songs and stories.  The entertainers get better with age and some of our new talent adds greatly to an already successful mix.


To find out about our other DVDs and to order them please 
click here


Supporting The Fireside Charity
Birmingham


Mr. Eddie Falahee presents a cheque for €500 to Sr. Sabina & Friend on behalf of the Irish Rambling House following their 2008 tour.
                                      Photo by Vince Thompson Irish World


Maids of Erin


The Maids of Erin with Donncha O'Duailing outside the Crown in Cricklewood after their sponsored walk and prior to their mighty concert in the Crown Moran Hotel in 2007 to raise funds for the new Cricklewood Homeless Concern project.

Maids of Erin CD

 


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   Irish Rambling House,  Lyreacrompane, Co. Kerry. Ireland.

Tel: 00353 (0)68 48 353

e-mail ramblinghouse@eircom.net