The Paps of Anú

An Dá Chích Anann The Paps Mountains or Dá Chích Anann are named after Anu, principle Goddess of pre-Christian Ireland and mother Goddess of the Tuatha Dé Danann, a legendary group of divine invaders who ruled Ireland until their final defeat at the hands of the Milesians. The mountains are called ‘The Paps’ as they […]

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Ceoltóirí Sliabh Luachra

Bruach na Carraige, Rockchapel   Ceoltóirí Sliabh Luachra are a group of traditional musicians, singers and dancers who showcase traditional Irish music, song and dance with an emphasis on the Sliabh Luachra style from their headquarters at Bruach na Carraige Culture and Heritage Centre in Rockchapel, Co. Cork. Ceoltóirí Sliabh Luachra regularly present the unique […]

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Timmy Connors & Paddy Jones

Padraig O’ Keeffe Monument, Glountaune Cross, Ballydesmond Sliabh Luachra musicians Timmy Connors, Newmarket and Paddy Jones, Castleisland at Glountane Cross, Knocknaboul, Co. Kerry. Glountane Cross, was the birthplace of Pádraig O’ Keeffe (1887 – 1963),  Sliabh Luachra musician of note who is one of the most influential Munster fiddlers of the 20th century.

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Maurice O’ Keeffe

Maurice O’ Keeffe The Maurice O’Keeffe Sliabh Luachra Music Festival takes place annually each Easter attracting many enthusiasts of the Sliabh Luachra style, engaging both participation in sessions and attendance alike as appreciating audiences. In this photo, to the very right is Maurice O’ Keeffe on the fiddle with Matt Cranitch to his left and […]

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Séisiún

Scully’s Bar, Newmarket, Co. Cork Scully’s Bar in West End, Newmarket hosts a lively calendar of traditional Irish sessions throughout the calendar year. This picture captures an example of the typical ensemble of musicians who attend sessions at this old time venue – some musicians pictured include the Lynch family, Ballyvourney; Brigitte and Pascal Froissart, […]

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Discover Sliabh Luachra: Experience Our Trail

The Sliabh Luachra Cultural Trail was developed as an attraction to showcase the wealth of traditional culture and heritage for which Sliabh Luachra is famed both near and far. Driving along quaint country roads and bohreens - through farmscapes and heath covered uplands you will be directed to points of cultural and historical significance. Many photo opportunities will no doubt present themselves along the way. Pastures, heathlands and modern forestry plantations form inspiring vistas which extend from northern hills to the Blackwater valley of the south where the mountains rise sharply skyward creating a majestic southern horizon. It is no wonder so many people were inspired to write songs, compose poetry and play music in this part of the world. Come to experience and explore this magical heritage landscape!

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Sliabh Luachra Trail Map