THE great Barney McKenna died recently. When the Dubliners were on stage in Vicar Street, the chant of 'Barney, Barney, Barney' filled the air.
It resembled the chorus that celebrated the exploits of another famous Barney up on Hill 16.
Luke Kelly was also an iconic member of the group, and next month Luke's music and life will come to the Cuala stage.
Chris Kavanagh and The Patriots are one of Ireland's most popular tribute bands and they will be performing in Dalkey on Friday, May 18 (8.30pm).
The admission is ¤12. All proceeds go to the Cuala minor and U16 teams. Tickets on sale in the Cuala office. More details from 085-7380742.
FéILE is inching ever closer. Dublin officials are showing the diligence of Seb Coe.
The planning on paper is turning into cement. And the priority for all is that the kids have a ball.
The National Féile hurling, camogie and handball finals are sure to be a capital carnival.
The weekly Féile competition has attracted much interest. There's fabulous prizes to be won. Last week's winner was Alice O'Reilly of St Vincent's. She correctly answered that Ballyboden St Enda's are the Dublin Senior Hurling champions.
This time there is a handball goody bag on offer.
The question is: name the legendary Dublin 60x30 star who won seven senior softball titles in-a-row.
He's one of the finest of all Dublin sporting ambassadors. And he's a Brigid's Brave.
Send your answer, your contact details, and your club name to firstname.lastname@example.org