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  • - Shannon Heritage
    the world s most icon figures visited our shores Read the wonderfully nostalgic accounts of Joy De Burgh O Brien and Breda O Donovan who were among the team of Bunratty Castle Entertainers who not only greeted President John F Kennedy at Shannon Airport in 1963 but who performed for him and were invited to perform at the White House at a later date Joy and Breda recall the incredible aura and charisma of JFK the impact he had on all those he met at Shannon and the indelible mark his presence left upon them They also recall the deep sadness they felt at his passing only four short months later In those days the Castle Entertainers themselves were feted like film stars wherever they went but we get a real sense of the undeniable privilege they felt at having the occasion to perform for him all those years ago Thanks to Andy Hamilton journalist with the Clare People for capturing these warm and moving accounts from two of the first Bunratty Castle Entertainers The Clare People News Article President Kennedy s Bunratty Girls PDF 298 KB NEWS SPECIAL OFFERS Memmingen to West Coast of Ireland Fly from Memmingen to

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  • - Shannon Heritage
    s Castle re opens today Friday June 28th Hear ye Hear ye King John s Castle re opens today Friday June 28th by order of his Majesty King John Everyone in Limerick and all around the country are waiting with anticipation for the very special opening of King John s Castle You will enjoy a brand new castle experience featuring over 800 years of history The whole castle is buzzing with activity and it s been akin to the lead up to Christmas with all the preparations and excitement Staff at King John s Castle are well known for their friendliness and warm service and are all beaming with pride with the new interpretation Journalists and bloggers are looking for details and have their pens at the ready to capture the moment Here is one such article from our very own Limerick Leader http www limerickleader ie lifestyle entertainment arts limerick s king john s castle set to re open 1 5223543 NEWS SPECIAL OFFERS Memmingen to West Coast of Ireland Fly from Memmingen to the West Coast of Ireland from April to October 2016 from 165 return Commemorating the events of April 1916 with King John s Castle Limerick

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  • - Shannon Heritage
    THIS SECTION News Items You are here Home News Items News and Events King John s Castle ready for Limerick City of Culture 2014 Shannon Heritage was delighted to participate in the exciting That s Limerick event held in association with Failte Ireland and Shannon Region conference and Sports Bureau That s Limerick intended to woo prospective visitors and stimulate tourism in the region took place in Smock Alley Theatre on Tuesday night to promote the city and county as a top destination ahead of next year s City of Culture The Minister of Finance Michael Noonan and representatives from the tourism travel trade business and industry sectors were treated to a flavour of the very best Limerick has to offer in entertainment cultural activities fashion and sport Pictured at the event are the sales team at Shannon Heritage Marie Slattery John Horgan and Marie Brennan NEWS SPECIAL OFFERS Memmingen to West Coast of Ireland Fly from Memmingen to the West Coast of Ireland from April to October 2016 from 165 return Commemorating the events of April 1916 with King John s Castle Limerick King John s Castle is running a schools competition throughout March and April 2016 to commemorate

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  • - Shannon Heritage
    so off I went The funny thing was when I went for the audition they didn t ask me to sing They did it on personality and what you would be like Anyway I got in and while I was still training Shannon Development said a group of us were going to greet President Kennedy I mean the excitement was unbelievable We met him at the airport in Shannon and we were in our costumes We were on the tarmac and we waved to him and he greeted us and shook hands Then someone said we were the famous Bunratty singers He said Oh that s wonderful and a picture was issued which he signed for everyone Unfortunately mine was stolen from the dressing room in Bunratty Everyone else s was there except mine which I always regretted As we met him President Kennedy asked us to sing for him at the American embassy the next day He said he d give us one of his helicopters We couldn t believe it and the next day we flew to Dublin to the American embassy We shook hands with him and we sang The Minstrel Boy I think and probably finished with Danny Boy He then said he wanted us to perform at the White House The sad thing was we did visit but he had already died by then President Lyndon Johnson received us It is hard to explain what it was about him He was a bit like Pope John Paul II in that he had magnetism when he looked at you Even though loads of people were mingling around when he shook your hand he smiled directly at you If there was a glint in his eye we didn t see it We had a lovely lunch at

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  • - Shannon Heritage
    News Items You are here Home News Items News and Events Bunratty Castle Medieval Banquet featured on primetime national radio Listen to this wonderful segment from RTE s Morning Ireland Show on the 50th anniversary of the Bunratty Castle Banquet The interview includes John Ruddle CEO Shannon Heritage Deirdre Stephenson Evening Products Manager who started as an Entertainer here at the tender age of 17 Noel Murphy who was a Castle Butler at Bunratty Castle Banquet and Knappogue Castle Banquet for 26 years The occasion is to celebrate 50 exciting and memorable years of Medieval Banqueting at Bunratty And the dream lives on How did it all start http www rte ie news morningireland player html 20130614 20212923 20212923 flash 232 We are delighted to be featured on Morning Ireland The listenership for the programme is 500 000 and that is aside from their world wide website audience NEWS SPECIAL OFFERS Memmingen to West Coast of Ireland Fly from Memmingen to the West Coast of Ireland from April to October 2016 from 165 return Commemorating the events of April 1916 with King John s Castle Limerick King John s Castle is running a schools competition throughout March and April 2016

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  • - Shannon Heritage
    local tourism publications provider who are now providing a nationwide service to hotels and tourist outlets The people in the pic are L R John Horgan Shannon Heritage Dr Fergal Barry President of Limerick Chamber of Commerce Marie Brennan Shannon Heritage John Rice Director Glance Promotions NEWS SPECIAL OFFERS Memmingen to West Coast of Ireland Fly from Memmingen to the West Coast of Ireland from April to October 2016 from

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  • - Shannon Heritage
    for Lyric FM s Culture File this was aired recently on Lyric FM to highlight our 50th year of banqueting at Bunratty Castle and detailing stories of Noel s time at the castles This interview can also be downloaded as a podcast from the Lyric FM website NEWS SPECIAL OFFERS Memmingen to West Coast of Ireland Fly from Memmingen to the West Coast of Ireland from April to October 2016

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  • - Shannon Heritage
    years of Banqueting Bunratty Castle Medieval banquet Ireland s longest running dinner entertainment celebrates its 50th anniversary this year This is one of Ireland s most successful tourism stories having begun in 1963 against all the odds The programme of entertainment has been adapted and modified over the years to take account of new singing styles but still maintains the same degree of professionalism Along with the well established traditional classical Irish repertoire of very well known songs which Bunratty Banquet is well recognized for we have added a range of popular songs for special occasions and times of the year such as Christmas Easter Weddings by famous songwriters e g Ivor Norvello Gershwin Lloyd Webber In the past the Bunratty Singers were strictly female with the Butler joining in some parts Now the core group of singers always consists of at least 3 men and 5 ladies a complete change in sound as we now perform SATB Soprano Alto Tenor Base arrangements NEWS SPECIAL OFFERS Memmingen to West Coast of Ireland Fly from Memmingen to the West Coast of Ireland from April to October 2016 from 165 return Commemorating the events of April 1916 with King John s Castle

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