Click on the halfdoor above to hear Doris Shire sing
Irish Rambling House Song which was written by Kay O'Leary.
For an account of how the Irish Rambling House began
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
The gang's all here. The Irish
Rambling House Group 2017 (Vince
Shuel Irish World)
Coming up next.....
Tickets available only from Siamsa Tíre Box Office 066 7123055
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)
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
Angeline O'Donnell giving out and Seamus Harnett whistling his tune
Joe met up with Willie and Patrick from
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
Don't know who owns the Hummer
Part of the full house at Dollis
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
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
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
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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from the 2013 Tour
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photos from the 2012 Tour
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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
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
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
Maids of Erin CD
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DVD's & CD's Order Form
Irish Rambling House, Lyreacrompane, Co. Kerry. Ireland.
Tel: 00353 (0)68 48 353