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Johnny Keenan writes:

It is with a heavy heart that unfortunately we have to postpone our End Of Summer Vibe/One Love Concert scheduled for this Sunday, September 10 in the open air Ballykeeffe Amphitheatre in  Kilkenny.

The reason that I decided to pull the plug was based on two factors. The first and most importantly was the weather. It’s 95% forecast of rain and also to be cold. This is not at all conducive to the vibe we want to generate.

Although there is so much good will for the event ticket sales have not being forthcoming. So the reasoning behind this is that people have decided to see what the weather is like on Sunday.

As we have so much good people giving their time and talents for little or no monetary gain we have taken the tough decision to postpone until early summer 2018.

The residents in Direct Provision Centres in The South East at Waterford and Tramore are disappointed that the concert will not go ahead but are happy that something will be organised in 2018.

This will give us more time to highlight the plight of people in Direct Provision and hopefully this time next year Direct Provision will be dealt with for the betterment of everyone.

In the meantime please support the initative of Kilkenny Solidarity Dinners who have being doing fantastic work in organising some great afternoons with our brothers and sisters in Direct Provision.

Promoter Stephen Garland who was also to benefit from this event has got some good news. He will now go to Russia for his much needed surgery this November. So for anyone who wants to sponsor Stephen please do so by visiting his website

We have got so much support locally and nationally with this event. In order to do it justice we will look forward and move forward together for making OneLoveKK 2018 a reality.

Thanks to the following for their support and goodwill.

All the Crew at Ballykeeffe Amphitheatre, Martin Leahy for designing poster. Perfecto Print Kilkenny, Rollercoaster Records Kilkenny, The Book Centre Kilkenny, KCLR fm, The Kilkenny People, The Kilkenny Reporter, The Kilkenny Journal, Lucky Khambule MASI (Movement of Asylum Seekers Ireland), Broadsheet.ie, Residents in Direct Provision Centres in Waterford and Tramore. Oliva Lyng, Gareth Hanlon, Sandrine Dunlop, Geraldine Fahy, Emmanuel & Nic at Kilkennny Solidarity Dinners and for everyone else who i’ve missed who has got behind this event and will get behind it again in 2018.

Ballykeefe Amphitheatre, County Kilkenny

Free this Sunday?

Johnny Keenan (him off the telly) writes:

A Family Music event in Ballykeeffe Amphitheatre County Kilkenny, this Sunday September 10, 2-6 pm (Gates 1pm)

It’s an ‘End of summer Vibe/One Love Concert’.

We are creating awareness and funds for children in Direct Provision.

Bring your kids, BYOP (bring your own picnic) and share with people from Direct Provision Centres in Carrick-On-Suir, Waterford and Tramore.

Entrance just 10

Thanks for your help and consideration.

One Love!


One Love Concert for Direct provision

End Of Summer Vibe/One Love Concert

in Ballykeeffe Amphitheatre, Kilkenny on Sunday, September 10. (Gates 1pm ).

BYOP (bring your own picnic) and share with people from Direct Provison Centres in Carrick-On-Suir, Waterford and Tramore.

Proceeds will help to buy school books and uniforms for children in Direct Provision

Organiser Jahnny Keenan (him off the telly) writes:

There are currently 4500 residents living in 35 Direct Provision Centres in Republic of Ireland. 1500 are children.

 We have teamed up with MASI (Movement of Asylum Seekers Ireland) and the good folk at Ballykeeffe Amphitheatre to organise a positive vibration, in order to bring people of all backgrounds of our nation together in one love and one harmony on one Sunday afternoon in September.

The aim is to have a celebration of life through great music and to have the craíc with each other regardless of race, colour or creed.


Tickets on sale from Ticketmaster here

Also available at Rollercoaster Records Kilkenny and Kilkenny Book Centre.

End Of Summer Vibe