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The Healys return to Drogheda from Oz

Three brothers who were born in Drogheda but emigrated to Perth in Western Australia over 20 years ago are returning to tour Ireland with their band, the Healys, having built up a big following in Australia, with their own Celtic Rock sound.

Nigel, Gavin and Alan Healy all grew up in Oaklawns just off the North Road before they made the big move to the land downunder.

Their Dad Sean was from Magdalene Street and was well known in sporting circles having managed Grove Rangers football club for a number of years. Sean himself was well known on the local entertainment circuit having played around the local pubs with Noel Woods and later Paschal O'Connor before doing solo work.S ean also worked at various time in W&C McDonnells, An Post and Lally Electric

Their Mam, Collette is a McCann from Georges Street, and she worked as a telephonist in Drogheda Post Office.

The band have built up a large following especially among the young Irish people living in the Perth area and they are in huge demand.

The Irish tour starts in Kavanaghs of Portlaoise on August 18th and finishes on September 3rd in the Coachman's, Cavan. They have 3 local dates Thursday August 25th in Boyles of Slane, on Sunday August 28th in Odd Mollies, where they will be joined by some of their Drogheda musician friends and on Friday September 2nd in McPhails.

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