Wishing all a great St Patrick's Day


Click on the halfdoor above to hear Doris Shire sing the 
Irish Rambling House Song which was written by Kay O'Leary.

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Irish Rambling House at Siamas Tíre


Great Irish Rambling House Show at Siamsa Tire last night. Twenty mighty entertainers and two great guests (Sean O'Sé and Annmarie O'Riordan). Packed venue and a great atmosphere. Thanks to the lovely staff at the venue and to Radio Kerry for asking us to put on the Show. The following were those on stage and where would you get a nicer and more talented group of people?....

Doris Shire The Mungret Nightengale  Pat McCarthy Duagh and Dublin   Young Bob Casey Clare

Peter Casey Co Clare   Chrissie Roche Castlemahon   Paddy Commane Co. Clare   Noel Joyce Tipperary

Stephen O’Leary Kilcummin Accordion    Sean Kelleher Fossa Banjo and Guitar   Padraig Enright Flute player Lixnaw
Sarah O’Keeffe Brosna Concertina and dance    Maurice O’Keeffe Brosna Fiddle and Dance
Pat Curtin Shannagolden Mouth organ   Joe Creedon Co Cork Mouth Organ and singer

Triona Ni Shúilleabháin Ballyferritor Dancer   Michael O'Sullivan Dance   Caoimhe Lyons Lyreacrompane Sean Nos Dancer
Margaret Madigan Co Limerick Two hand Dances     Darragh O’Donnell Co Limerick Bodhran and Dancer

Bean a Ti Angelina O’Donnell Bean a Ti Co Limerick
Rambled in - Annmarie O’Riordan and Sean O’Se.
Sound – Billy Donegan

Managed and produced by  Kay O’Leary and Joe Harrington Lyreacrompane

2017 Irish Rambling House Tour

Our sincere thanks to all who helped make our 2017 visit to entertain the exiles such a success. It was great to meet up again with old friends, especially in Cheetham Hill, Manchester where we hadn't been for a decade. Our entertainers were mighty in what was an all new show. Their ages ranged from 11 to 80. This was our 19th trip and we look forward to meeting up with you all again for our 20th next year.

What a lovely surprise we got when we arrived in the Birmingham Irish Centre. We were approached by members of the 32 County Association which had just decided to wind up the group and who had decided to present us with a cheque for £300 - the funds remaining in their bank account. Maurice Long hopped on stage to present the cheque to Kay O'Leary, Manager of the Irish Rambling House show. This was a fantastic gesture from one non-profit community group to another non-profit group. We also take it as an appreciation of the work we do to bring our particular show to the heart of the Irish communities up and down England.
In the photo above are Eddie Falahee, Maurice Long, Peggy Falahee, Kay O'Leary, Joe Harrington and Jim Tomlinson. 32 County Association members missing from the photo are Paula Turner, Michael Tomlinson and Willie Finnegan.

The gang's all here.  The Irish Rambling House Group 2017 (Vince Shuel Irish World)

Photos from the 2017 trip
Taking in Manchester, Birmingham, Harrow and Luton
(Our thanks to
Vince Shuel, Irish World, for some of the following photos)




Great crowds

Meeting the cousins

Get Well Danny Tim

Best wishes for a quick recovery to Danny 'Tim' O'Sullivan, a true friend and supporter of the Irish Rambling House Show. A former Dublin and London Kerry Person of the Year, Danny is respected at home and among the exiles in England for his support for worthy causes and for all things Irish. All at the Irish Rambling House are thinking of you, Sheila and your family.

2016 Irish Rambling House Tour

On the Ferry

Part of the full house at the Birmingham Irish Centre

Irish Rambling House 2015 Tour Photos

Rehearsals on the ferry

Helen and Mike having breakfast on the ferry

More rehearsals on the ferry


Mike Mangan and Helen Schisas on raffle duty

Ready for a nap on the coach

Tom McGinty meets up with some cousins from Mayo

Helen, Mike and Liam Óg

Maurice and Sarah meet up with their Granduncle and Grandaunt

Mary O'Sullivan Enright, Lyre and B'ham, and friends chatting with Kay

Kay with Liam Óg                            Waiting in the lobby

Mike with some Roses!

Maurice and Sarah O'Keeffe to the fore

Kevin O'Neill, Jenny Murphy, Seamus Harnett, Maurice O'Keeffe,
Tom McGinty, Sarah O'Keeffe and Darragh O'Donnell.

    The best of Music from the Irish Rambling House musicians

Angeline O'Donnell giving out and Seamus Harnett whistling his tune

Joe met up with Willie and Patrick from Harrow

Paddy Commane and Pat McCarthy on stage

Margaret Madigan and Darragh O'Donnell step it out

Irish Country Music Radio presenters Joe and Helen meet up with
listeners to the station, Robin and Rosemary from Stevenage.


Doris Shire and Chrissie Roche

Paddy Joe from Mayo

Aleena from London meets her grandaunt Helen.
Don't know who owns the Hummer

Part of the full house at Dollis Hill


Connecting up with Lyreacrompane exiles

Kay O'Leary, Danny and Sheila O'Sullivan and Joe Harrington

Met up with Lucia Butler from the Irish World

Mother and son

Paddy Joe                              Seamus                          Tom

Jenny                            Seamus                                Sarah

Maurice                         Paddy                                     Kevin



Happily our driver Tom stayed awake!

Foilmore Sat 17 October 2015

Some members of the 2015 crew

Eileen and Caití O'Sullivan with Áine and Niamh O'Connor

Joe Harrington and Billy Donegan with from left Mary O'Neill McDonell,
John O'Shea, Arena O'Sullivan, Eugene O'Sullivan, Catherine Clifford,
Christy McDonnell, Eileen O'Shea, Mary O'Shea and Ger O'Shea.

Being Fed and


Kay getting the show underway

Marie Clifford Foilmore and Kathleen O'Connell Ballinskelligs

On DVD sales duty
Sinéad Behan and Caoimhe Lyons from Lyreacrompane

Irish Rambling House Supporter
gets well deserved award

Some photos from the Kerry Association function in Dublin last Saturday at which a great friend of the Irish Rambling House, Danny O'Sullivan, received the honour of Kerryman of the Year.
A mighty event and a well deserved award.

The Irish Rambling House
2014 Tour Photos
Birmingham Irish Centre, London Irish Centre Camden,
Harrow Salvatorian College Hall and the Derby Irish Centre


The Irish Rambling House 2014 Tour group pictured at the
Crown Moran Hotel in Cricklewood in London


Click here for more photos from the 2014 Tour


We get a lot of good feedback about our tours but Robin and Rosemary put pen to paper...

Hello Joe and Kay

It was a pleasure to be the Irish Rambling House Show at Harrow on Saturday evening. We are sure everyone there couldn’t but have enjoyed the excellent music, songs, dances and of course the stories. A few new faces in the group but still with many of the regular ones we have watched in the four years we have been coming along to these wonderful shows...  A sincere thanks to you both and to all involved in organising the annual trip to the UK. Also to the performers who continue to provide the excellent entertainment not only for the ‘Irish Exiles’ but for all of us who have a love of things Irish.

Regards Robin and Rosemary

Stevenage, England 5/11/2014

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Danny O'Sullivan

Kay O'Leary and Joe Harrington make a presentation to

Danny O'Sullivan in appreciation of his continued support for

the Irish Rambling House Shows



Joe's Country Kingdom
Programmes of Irish Country and Irish music on internet radio on your computer


Click on the following link to listen to Joe's Country Kingdom with
Irish Rambling House's Joe Harrington broadcast live from Lyreacrompane on
 Tuesdays, 8 to 11pm and Saturdays, 9pm to Midnight on internet radio.



Photos from Irish Rambling House Shows



Some of the Irish Rambling House entertainers
from the Listowel Show in 2012

Latest Rambling House DVD

The Craic in Camden with the
Irish Rambling House

This DVD was recorded in the London Irish Centre Camden. It features the usual mix of great traditional music, songs and stories.  The entertainers get better with age and some of our new talent adds greatly to an already successful mix.

To find out about our other DVDs and to order them please 
click here

Supporting The Fireside Charity

Mr. Eddie Falahee presents a cheque for €500 to Sr. Sabina & Friend on behalf of the Irish Rambling House following their 2008 tour.
                                      Photo by Vince Thompson Irish World

Maids of Erin

The Maids of Erin with Donncha O'Duailing outside the Crown in Cricklewood after their sponsored walk and prior to their mighty concert in the Crown Moran Hotel in 2007 to raise funds for the new Cricklewood Homeless Concern project.

Maids of Erin CD


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