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On Wednesday, we posted Dublin band Porn Victim’s excellent video and song tribute to the Trip To Tipp entitled ‘A Fabulous Weekend’.

Using archive footage, it celebrated the return of the festival to Thurles this weekend.

Broadsheet commenter ‘Italia ’90’ writes:

Oh dear sweet mudder of gawd but that’s me at 3.24 to the right in 1994. Got fired from Bewley’s the following Monday for not getting all my deliveries done in Tipperary that Friday.Good times. Moved to NY a few months later…

In fairness.

Wednesday: Days Of Wine And Roses

Porn Victim – A Fabulous Weekend

For the weekend that’s about to be in it.

PV writes:

Footage of Thurles during the Féile festivals of the 1990s Sample taken from Eddy Grant’s Electric Avenue.

Voices of Michael Lowry TD, Gerry Ryan DJ, and some Christian lunatic.

Long live the Féile!


Feile 2019

Pic: Wally Cassidy.

Previously: Enjoy This Trip
Thanks PV

Kind of.

Trip to Tipp Féile Classical.

Will take place in Semple Stadium, Thurles, Co Tipperary, on Saturday, September 22.

Tickets (€49.50, plus booking fee) go on sale on Friday at 9am.

Fully seated?

Prosecco area?

Bespoke gin bar?

It’s come a long way since Féile 1990.


Féile Classical

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August 3rd, 1990.

25 years ago the young people danced on the sacred soil of Semple Stadium.

Will Leahy and JJ Hartigan look back at Ireland’s first real attempt at a multi-day music festival outside Dublin or Cork with contributions from Stuart Clark, Tom Dunne and Michael Lowry (boo hiss) to name but three.

*stacks two slabs of Satz into boot*

Previously: When Life Was Semple