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Comely maidens hit the road for Laharn Cross this weekend

The old tradition and historic custom of open air cross roads dancing will resume at Laharn Cross, Lombardstown, Mallow this Sunday, 25th May 2014 where comely maidens and eligible bachelors hope to strike it lucky!.


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, The Lee Sound, Liam O’ Sullivan, 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.


John Paul O’ Shea, Chairman of Laharn Community Action LTD said “the tradition of dancing at the crossroads is alive and well here at Laharn Cross and it is marvelous to see both young and old taking part. We are celebrating 17 years in existence this very year and 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 added Mr. O’ Shea”.


Don’t be feared about wet summer evenings – it’s only a stones throw to Laharn Heritage Centre where the dancing can continue if the weather isn’t favourable. The centre is located about one kilometre away from Laharn Cross.


The Singing Busman Teddy Crowley kicks off proceedings on this Sunday 25th May. Bands appearing at Laharn Cross for the month of June are as follows:


Sun 1st June              Lee Sound

Sun 8th June              Denis, Christy & Marino Sound

Sun 15th June            Dermot & Irene Ring

Sun 22nd June           Liam O’ Sullivan

Sun 29th June            Mike, Helen & Southern Pride


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

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