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Laharn Cross Celebrates it’s 20th Birthday “Dancing at the Crossroads”

The traditional and historic custom of open air cross roads dancing will celebrate it’s 20th birthday of “Dancing at the Crossroads” when it resumes for the Summer 2018 season at Laharn Cross, Lombardstown, Mallow on Sunday, 3rd June 2018.

Situated on the foot of Baelic Mountain in the heart of North Cork, Laharn Cross is the location where people gather each and every Sunday night throughout the summer months from 8 – 10pm. Large crowds will step it out on the raised timber platform to dance the night away to live music to bands such as Peter Lane & Blackwater Sound, Dermot & Irene Ring, Patrick & Conor O’ Sullivan, Mike, Helen & Southern Pride plus many many more.

Waltzes, quicksteps, foxtrots, not to mention polkas, shoe the donkey and the siege of Ennis, are the order of the evening for the hundreds of enthusiastic dancers who gather for two hours to dance the night at this historic crossroads whose name is rapidly becoming a household word throughout Munster.

The sign which was painted by local artist Joan Duggan that will greet you on arrival at Laharn Cross this summer season.

Pat Cranitch, Chairman of Laharn Community Action LTD said “the tradition of dancing at the crossroads is alive and well here at Laharn Cross in the heart of North Cork and it is marvellous to see both young and old taking part. We look forward to a great summer of entertainment. Everyone is invited; the fun is free, though we do ask people to contribute a few euros in the donation boxes which go towards the cost of the live bands”.

Don’t be feared about wet summer evenings as it’s only a “quick step” and a “foxtrot” away from Laharn Heritage Centre where the dancing can continue if the weather isn’t favourable.

Mike Condon kicks off proceedings on Sunday 3rd June 2018. Bands appearing at Laharn Cross for the month of June are as follows:

  • Sun 10th June – Ger O’ Donoghue
  • Sun 17th June – Dermot & Irene Ring
  • Sun 24th June –  Mike, Helen & Southern Pride

Full list of bands for the full 2018 summer season is available on www.laharn.ie

Further information from; John Paul O’ Shea – Committee Member, Laharn Community Action CLG – Tel: 086 8903154 Email: laharncross@hotmail.com Website: www.laharn.ie