Deireadh Seachtaine (Bealtaine 2014) Esopus, NY
After a long cold (and snowy) winter we returned to Esopus. We were all surprised when we saw how busy the Brothers and their helpers had been. So many changes and all for the better.
We had a great showing for the weekend, with a lot of old and new faces, all there to show off what they’ve been learning back at home.
Ahh, a quiet place to have a nice conversation (in Irish, of course).
We had a lot of great musicians who entertained everyone throughout the weekend. Pádraig & Pádraigín were there to supervise.
Rath was hard at work in the Shop and Seán was eager to buy the books and shirts.
Big news! Esopus now has an internet café. No, they don’t sell lattes, YET!
Now how does it go? 1,2,3 or a haon, a dó, try?
The pond looks marvelous!
Daddy, I want to learn to dance as well. I promise I won’t step on your toes again.
Seán is always there to help with a little one-on-one.
Now, what did Donncha say about this dance? Left – Right, or was it 1,2,3 – 1,2,3?
OMG! I’m knackered.
Winners of the Silver Fáinne
Máirtín Gavin & Seán Handy
Winners of the Gold Fáinne
Seoirsín Ní Mheachair, Aindriú Ó Ciardha agus Amanda Bernhard
Fióna Ní Íde received a scholarship to attend the Irish Immersion Week in Esopus, thanks to support from the Irish American Association of Northwest Jersey.
Mary Ellen Ahr received the Ethel Brogan Scholarship thanks to support from the Kevin Barry Irish Club.
Justin West received a Scholarship. (Student – For study in Ireland.)
Sorcha Uí Lochlainn received the John Patrick Tierney Scholarship. (Teacher – For study in Ireland.)