10 August 2012 No Comments by The Northern Standard

There will be dancing in the Diamond this weekend as the Nelson Doyle dancers from Canada return to Monaghan Town.
The group who hail from Miramichi, New Brunswick and arrive today, Thursday, 9th August are visiting the town as part of a 12-day trip around Ireland. They last visited the town in 2004.
Connections with Co Monaghan were established through the formal twinning arrangement put in just over two decades ago.
Along with the visitors arriving Thursday, many of those who choose Monaghan as a destination while visiting Ireland have traced their ancestral heritage.
The dancers first stop in the Farney county will be the Patrick Kavanagh Centre in Inniskeen on Thursday. They will also perform in Ardaghy on Friday, 10th August at 7.30pm.
Ahead of the Dancing in the Diamond performance which will take place at 3pm, the Nelson Doyle dancers will pay a visit to the Wildlife and Heritage Centre in Clontibret on Saturday morning.
Master of Ceremonies on Saturday afternoon will be Pat Deery and there will also be performances from Monaghan Brass Band and the Shufflin’ Boots Line-dancers along with traditional Irish music and set-dancing.
The following weekend, Saturday, 18th August the Nelson Doyle dancers will appear on the Gig Rig at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann in Cavan from 2 – 2.30pm.

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