We were truly privileged to call John Joe Scanlon our friend, and we will miss him so much. This is a precious live recording of John Joe lilting and chatting with Ger Sweeney Clare FM in Kilshanny House during Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2017. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.
What an achievement, congratulations Valery Larkin and all the knitters who made this happen and helped those in need via Irish Red Cross – Clare Area. Kilshanny House is proud and privileged to have been part of this colourful journey.
On 20th October, we acknowledged John Nagle’s first anniversary and reminisced with very fond memories. Our community is richer for having had such a gentleman to call our friend and neighbour. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam. 💛
“Mulkere, Music & Musings” was the epitome of culture, creativity and community on 21 September, when friends and neighbours gathered to celebrate Culture Night in Kilshanny House. Dessie Mulkere enthralled us with stories of times gone by, and was accompanied by musicians Martin Forde and Nessa Burke.
T.J. Garrihy and James Blackwell were Noirin Lynch‘s special guests for our September Singing Circle. This duo from Ennistymon were born to entertain and Kilshanny House was filled with songs and stories, friendship and fun.
Gerry Conneely‘s engaging and hilarious one-man show “Come Here I Want Ya!”, a compelling vision of Irish life in the ‘60s and ‘70s, was met by a house filled with laughter and enthusiastic applause.
“Not a moment or a word wasted in Gerry‘s nostalgic trip down memory lane”, M.Martin, Co.Galway “The best night of my life”, M. King, Co. Meath “Gerry‘s funny and poignant storytelling was the highlight of our vacation in Ireland”, C. Gollegly, New York
There were film makers from Colorado, singers from Canada and storytellers from Clarecastle at the Kilshanny singing circle on Sunday evening to mention just a few. Thanks to bean an tí, Noirin Lynch Musicand her lovely guest Máire Ní Chróinín and to all of you who came along sang a song, told a story, encouraged and listened.