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Star to shine on Doolin Heritage weekend

The Star of Munster will  shine in Clare this Sunday as part of the Doolin Heritage Weekend. The band will perform at a céilí in the marquee at Hotel Doolin on Sunday at 8pm. The weekend’s events will raise funds for heritage projects in Doolin.
The heritage weekend starts on Saturday at 11am in Hotel Doolin, with talks on archaeology, conservation and local history.
The weekend is organised by Doolin Heritage, a voluntary group made up of people living in the area, who are working to create awareness of the heritage of the area, including monuments and buildings of archaeological and historical significance.
One of the projects the group has been working on is the restoration of the old medieval church ruin in Killilagh. Without fundraising initiatives such as the heritage weekend, this work could not be carried out.
“This year for the first time as part of the heritage weekend, a night of music and dance is being organised. Buddy Flanagan, a Doolin man and his family will be playing music in the marquee of Hotel Doolin from 7pm on Sunday, leading up to the céilí mór at 8pm,” explained organiser Joseph McCooey.
“We are looking forward to a great weekend of talks, demonstrations music and dancing. Doolin Heritage really wants to encourage people to come along, there will be something for everyone. Without the support of people in the area and indeed donations from abroad it will not be possible to continue the restoration work on ruins, such as Killilagh. Tickets for the night of music with Buddy and the céilí are very reasonably priced, so it’s not just great value, it means that anyone who buys a ticket, will donating towards an important heritage project,” Mr McCooey added.
All proceeds will be used for heritage projects in the area. Tickets are available on both days at the door, from 11am on Saturday and 7pm on Sunday at Hotel Doolin. Further information is available from any member of Doolin Heritage or by visiting the Save Killilagh Church Doolin Facebook page.


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