I went to Ennis, Ireland in May 1979 for the Fleadh (pronounced "flah").
Fleadh is the annual festival of traditional Irish music.
I wanted to attend the festival first and then hitchhike around the island
during the rest of my one month stay. Due to unforseen circumstances I missed
most of the festival but got to go to Tralee instead where I met a member of
Ireland’s all-women punk rock band The Boy Scouts. Over Guinness I learned
a lot about the new punk music scene emerging in Ireland and England. I also
met new friends that I stayed with at the end of my visit who took me to the
11th Century Franciscan Monastery in nearby Ardfert. Traveling north I discovered
this cemetery and round tower on a very cold and stormy afternoon. Later on
during the trip I spent election day in Bandon where M. Tobin is both bar owner
Michael for more info.
M. Tobin - Barkeeper & Undertaker (Bandon, Ireland 1979)
Music Fans & Punk Band The Boy Scouts (Dublin, Ireland, 1979)
Saint Bernadette (Glengarriff, Ireland, 1979)
Cemetery & Round Tower (Turlough, Ireland 1979)
11th Century Franciscan Monastery (Ardfert, Ireland, 1979)