I just received some pics from the musical tribute to my great-grandfather Johnny Patterson at the beginning of August, which took place in Killorglin, Kerry. Great weekend down there, everyone involved with the show gave me a warm welcome, which seems to be a reflection of the general friendliness down there anyway. The show itself was amazing, great actors/actresses as were the musicians and musical arrangements, the dancers, costumes, the script was both humourous and tragic. Magic night all round (till the gardai kicked us out of the pub).
I had a photoshoot the next day for the Kerry newspapers, alongside moustached lead actor Muiris Crowley, who played Johnny, and local historian Pa Houlihan who kindly presented me with a really old poster which he had framed for me. I didn't want to leave the place but I had a wedding in Romania to get to. Life is tough.
Good luck to Karen at the Rose Of Tralee