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Ep 349 – The Brian Boru Club and Updates on the Leeds Irish Centre

In Part 1… Founded in 1889 at Ashton in Makerfield, The Brian Boru club was established by a group of Irish emigrants who left for England over 130 years ago. We spend an evening at this culturally significant club, taking in the great history and traditional music and dance.

We’re joined by the Chairman, Tom Moran and Cultural Devotement Officer Maxine Williams and talk about the role the club plays within the local community.

With so much rich heritage, the Brian Boru sticks to its core promise: “to promote Irish history, culture, music and dance”.

In Part 2… We spend time with Tommy McLoughlin, Manager of the Leeds Irish Centre and talk about their recent redevelopment. In these difficult times, the Leeds Irish Centre is successfully filling a gap in the market and whilst others contract, the Centre is expanding.

The Leeds Irish Centre as well as being a local hub, is also the birth place of televised darts. Next time you hear them shout “one hundred and eighty!”, think back to the 1970s and “Indoor League” presented by Fred Trueman, complete with a pipe and a pint.

And to end the show, we have Chrissy Mac and his band playing “Diamond Dreams”.

For more information…

The Brian Boru and the Leeds Irish Centre are both on Facebook and also have their own websites.



Irish Community Care can be found on www.irishcc.net

Comhaltas UK.. www.comhaltas.co.uk

Chrissy Mac.. www.chrissymacband.co.uk

Watch the Irish in the UK every Thursday night at 7.30pm on SKY 186 or Freesat 162. Repeated on Tuesday at 1 pm

To advertise in the UK section of the show please call Martin Logan 07808 573 142 alternatively email martinloganmanchester@gmail.com