The line-up for the 2022 Doolin Folkfest at Hotel Doolin, county Clare from June 10–12.
Louise Barker writes:
Over the years the Doolin Folk Festival has had it all, from Limerick rappers to Saharan Blues, from Clannad to King Kong Company, the festival takes the broadest definition of Folk Festival in that they believe that Folk Music is the music of the people, folk music needs to be able to touch our hearts, to capture the spirit of our times, to comment on what is wrong with the world. As Frank Harte says, ‘those in power write the history, those who suffer, write the songs.’
Doolin Folkfest 2022
Sculptor Aidan Harte and his Púca of Ennistymon, county Clare
Further to Clare County Council’s decision to ‘pause’ plans to install a €30,000 statue of a mythical half-man, half horse…
…Via The Times:
The Púca of Ennistymon sculpture should be put up in the capital if the people of Clare oppose the artwork due to superstitions, Dublin city councillors have said.
The artist behind the work told The Times that he would prefer it to be erected in the Clare town, but would be open to it being moved elsewhere if locals rejected it.
Dublin ready to host ‘grotesque’ Púca statue after Clare locals fear bad luck (The Times)
Puca Paused But Division Remains In Ennistymon (Clare Champion)
Pic: Aidan Harte
Clonlara, County Clare.
Alan from Carlow Weather tweetz::
I’ve never seen so much water in inland Ireland before….
Met Éireann issued a Status Yellow snow/ice warning for Ireland which will be valid from 6am tomorrow until 9am on Wednesday.
It also issued a Status Yellow wind warning for Clare and Kerry which will be valid from 2pm tomorrow until 11pm tomorrow.
Howth, County Dublin.
Dollymount Strand, Dublin 3.
Sunset over Lough Derg at Mountshannon, East Clare.
(Thanks Timmy Dooley T.D.)
Portuguese man o ‘war found on Fanore Beach, Co Clare
The Big Jellyfish Hunt writez on Facebook:
Over the weekend we have had very large numbers of Portuguese man o ‘war washing up. 100s reported washed up on many different beaches.
Observations are still mostly from the south coast (Cork and Kerry) but we have more activity along the west (Clare to Mayo) and a few reports from the southeast (Wexford).
Please continue to submit records on the National Biodiversity Data Centre jellyfish sightings page so we can track numbers. Many thanks.
Jellyfish can be recorded here
The Big Jellyfish Hunt
Risk of stinging: ‘Phenomenal’ numbers of deadly Portuguese man-of-war jellyfish wash up on beaches (Independent.ie)
Pics: Burren Shores
The Central Hostel in Miltown Malbay, Co Clare; and a notice from the owner Pat Kelly to a number of asylum seekers currently living in the hostel
Sarah Clancy tweetz:
The stupidest thing about this curfew for want of a better word is that the Central Hotel has a pub downstairs! I presume the customers in the pub haven’t got to be in bed by 10 like children on a school night..that’s just asylum seekers.
The Central Hostel (Booking.com)
Top pic: Movement Of Asylum Seekers In Ireland