Last updated: April 24, 2015
Our first performance of 2015 was at the Dungarvan Food Festival and it was a very successful Hooks and Crookes event, even though we were short on numbers. The day was a replica of 2014 with wind and showers but the turnout throughout the day was high. It was an enjoyable venue to perform at and we had a lovely few pints in the Lady Belle sponsored by the proprietor Deirdre. We rendered Cape Cod Shanty and a Pint of Plain there to entertain the "Grand National" punters. This was followed by lovely steaks in The Moorings sponsored by the lovely Marie ....
In performance we sang Shantyman, Sally Brown, River and A Pint of Plain from our new repertoire along with a few old favourites.
Thank you to the team in Dungarvan for a well organised event.
The Irish Naval vessel, the LE Aoife, was officially decomissioned in Waterford on Saturday 31st January 2015 by Paul Kehoe TD, The Minister of State at the Department of Defence, in the presence of local dignitaries, Navy personnel, the Army Band and local people. She was a warhorse of the seas around Ireland, where she served with some distinction for 35 years, although she didn't look a day of it as she was in tip-top condition for the occasion.
A brisk norwesterly blew down the Suir as she fulfilled her last official engagement in the service of the State.
"She was a ship of the line, with a mighty fine crew"
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