Attention Stall Holders!
Everyone knows the Irish are the best company. Well, here’s your chance to join in on the fun! If you’re interested in being a stall holder at the 2018 Magners Sydney Irish Festival on November 10 and 11 then hit us up! We’re open to suggestions for all kinds of products or activities (particularly those […]READ MORE
Gerry Faulkner joins the Festival!
We’re excited to announce that we’ve snagged a local Irish personality, publican and radio announcer to MC our Davis Ampitheatre Family Stage at the 2018 Magners Sydney Irish Festival. Gerry Faulkner is a Millthorpe publican as well as the host of “Ireland Down Under” on Orange community radio station FM107.5. Gerry is from Galway but […]READ MORE
BAND ANNOUNCEMENT – The Irish Rogues
The Irish Rogues are joining the exciting line up at the Sydney Irish Festival on our Hordern Sprung (music stage). Formerly of The Irish Drovers, Patrick Brady leads the versatile trio who play fiddle, guitars, tin whistle and harmonica and sing all of your favourite Irish songs and play a great selection of Jigs and Reels. […]READ MORE
ALL IRELAND SENIOR HURLING CHAMPIONSHIP PREVIEW
Final Preview: All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship At 12:30 am Sydney time Monday morning the Galway Tribesman will be looking for back-to-back All-Irelands when they go up against the Treaty men of Limerick at Croke Park in the championship decider. The Tribesman have been undefeated this season and, although their performances have been inconsistent, it is their […]READ MORE
Get to know Kilkenny’s T.J. Reid
Position: Centre Forward Age: 30 Born: Ballyhale, County Kilkenny Club: Ballyhale Shamrocks • Six Kilkenny Titles • Four Leinster Titles • Three All Ireland Titles Occupation: Director at TJ Reid Health and Fitness Favourite pastime: Looking at my cattle Place in the World you’d most like to visit: New Zealand “Now, he’s probably the best […]READ MORE
Ingenius Irish Inventions
Ireland invented Hurling and so much more … Tattoo machine In 1891 Samuel O’Reilly updated Thomas Edison’s basic electric pen design with ink and needles and getting a shamrock tattoo has been easy ever since. Flavoured chips (aka crisps) Only salt you needed to sprinkle on chips yourself existed before Joseph Murphy (thankfully) invented cheese […]READ MORE
Get to know Kilkenny’s Richie Hogan
Position: Mid fielder Age: 29 Born: Danesfort, Kilkenny County. Seven All Ireland Medals Seven Leinster Medals Four National Hurling League Medals 2014 Hurler of the Year Hogan chose to put his teaching career on hold to fully focus on hurling, and being the best player he can be. What makes hurling stand out among other sports […]READ MORE
WHAT ON EARTH IS HURLING?
Is it an ancient Irish past time where you run around chasing a ball with sticks? Sure.. and much more… It’s been around for 3000 years. It can be described as a cross between the skills of lacrosse, baseball and rugby- ouch! Hurling is not for the faint hearted, it’s widely known as the fastest […]READ MORE
Damien Dempsey’s hot hits you’ve just got you hear
Sure, it’s only our opinion but here’s our top five list of Damien Dempsey’s hot hits. Fingers crossed we’ll be hearing a few of these in November! 5. Can’t go past this one. Neither could the British filmmakers of ‘Tyrannosaur‘ who used it throughout the film. 4. Another one off Dempsey’s Best Irish Album nominated ‘Shots‘ […]READ MORE