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Sean McCarthy

Photo by: Brendan Landy


Dates For The Sean McCarthy Memorial Weekend 2023

Friday 4th August - Monday 7th August


We would like to thank all the Sponsors & Patrons of the Sean McCarthy Memorial Weekend Festival and, of course, to all contestants and supporters who attended the all the events over the weekend, you are what makes the Festival a success year after year and we certainly needed cheering up after the last few years, it was great to see everybody back enjoying themselves again, and long may you continue to support our wonderful Festival in the future.


Now no one loses at these events but there does have to be a winner and so for the Sean McCarthy Ballad Competition

1st Place John Kinsella from Listowel with his Ballad "Goodbye to the Maharees"

2nd Place Colin Urwin from Antrim with his Ballad "The Lighthouse Keeper"

3rd Place Noelle O Sullivan from Lixnaw with her Ballad ""Beautiful Listowel"




The Mick McCarthy Storytelling Competition 

1st Place Sonny Egan from Lixnaw with his story "Copying with Technology Through The Years"

2nd Place Domnic Bennett from Antrim with his story "Welcome To The Pilgrimage Hotel"

Joint 3rd Place is Diarmuid Cronin from Cork with his story "A Quare Wake" & James Fogarty from Moyvane with his story "Coco Fiend"




A big THANK YOU to the sponsors, Patrons and all those who advertised in our programme and to all those who attended our events over the weekend!




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