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Tonight at the South of the Border Festival

Friday 14th February


The Bard of Ardara

Corner House Bar at 9.00pm
Frank Galligan
Frank Galligan
An evening of storytelling, music and craic, the Bard of Ardara is presented by Frank Galligan. Introducing: Patsy O’Hagan (pictured above) the Bard of Armagh and one of the funniest men around, along with Declan Forde, another Bard of Armagh who presents a unique storytelling pitch. Both in the company of Paddy, John Joe and Jimmy.Patsy O’Hagan Patsy O’Hagan, three times winner of the “Bard of Armagh”, started writing about 20 years ago “to try and let people see the humour and fun in everyday life”. Frank Galligan, who was Chairman of the Judges for almost 20 years in Armagh, says of Patsy: “He could have been a silent movie actor…people laugh before he opens his mouth. He’s got a wonderful glint in his eye and can suss an audience like nobody else. A guest on many of my radio programmes over the years, he’s a dear friend…who keeps me laughing!”Declan Forde Declan Forde writes, illustrates and has performed his original stories, songs and poems at festivals including the South of the Border Festival in Ardara, Charles Macklin School in Donegal, the Fiddlers Green Festival in Rostrevor, the Carlton Summer School in Clogher, the Fiddlestone Festival in Fermanagh, the Ben Kiely Weekend in Tyrone, the Teachers Club, Dublin and the Bard of Armagh, where he was a prizewinner. He is a regular and very popular artist at the Milwaukee Irish Festival – The World’s Largest Celebration of Celtic Music & Culture. 

Storytelling & Entertainment

Beehive Bar at 10.30pmFrank Galligan will acknowledge the massive contribution of Packie Manus Byrne to storytelling and entertainment in Ireland, with an all-time great traditional music session featuring the best musicians around, joined by Declan Forde and Patsy O’Hagan for more fun and stories. 

The full weekend programme is available on our South of the Border Festival page.


Beginners Tin Whistle Classes

Tin whistle classes for beginners continue every Wednesday afternoon from 2pm to 3pm in The Heritage Centre.Everyone welcome to join at any time. Fee: €5 for each 1 hour lesson.For further information or to book a place contact Colm: 087-3222910. 

Men’s Shed Art Classes

Art classes continue every Wednesday from 1pm to 4pm in the Men’s Shed at Thomas Boyle’s (The Greenhouse).Everyone welcome to join in at any time. For more information phone Colm on: 087-3222910 

Irish Classes

Irish Language Classes are currently being organised in The Heritage Centre.Anyone interested should phone Colm on: 087-3222910 

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