17 August 2012 2 Comments by The Northern Standard

The Nelson Doyle Dancers from Canada brought an authentic burst of Canadian colour to Monaghan Town Centre on Saturday last.
The famed new Brunswick dance troupe arrived in Monaghan last Thursday as part of an Irish tour organised by Marven McCarthy of Maritime Travel, Miramichi.
They visited the Patrick Kavanagh Centre in Inniskeen on Thursday evening and performed in Ardaghy on Friday night.
The group visited the Wildlife and Heritage Centre in Clontibret where they were given a traditional Irish welcome by proprietor Peader Morgan on Saturday morning. They attended Mass in St. Patrick’s Church on Sunday morning and afterwards performed in concert in the local St. Patrick’s Hall.
Saturday’s occasion in Monaghan Town also included performances by Monaghan Community Brass Band, The Tullycorbett Set Dancing Team and The Shufflin Boots Line Dancers.
The Nelson Doyle dancers, who last visited Monaghan in 2004, will be one of the big attractions at the Fleadh Chéoil Na hÉireann in Cavan this Saturday.

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  • Ann Rendell said:

    What a wonderful trip. Hopefully there will be a mini documentary released about their experiences.

  • Miramichier said:

    Doing Miramichi proud the world over, congrats to the Nelson Doyle Dancers!! As a fellow Miramichier who has been to Monaghan twice, I know they were well received in our twin city…A great community, and the very best of hospitality. Say hi to Willie McKenna for me! Slainte!