The Donkey closes its doors ……

Alas, it is with deep regret we must announce that the Donkey will not be open for business today.  We are confident that this is a temporary measure and have attached full details below.  We apologise to all our very supportive clients for this inconvenience.

As usual, for the Friday before Easter, no alcoholic sales are allowed in this country unless you want to shnake into a club, train station, or other such den of iniquity, to feed your thirst.

However the good news is the doors will be back open tomorrow, Saturday, and we’ll lash into a long weekend of craic, caint and maybe even a bit of ceol.

Have a good Easter, folks.

’tis the season to be jolly

To all our friends at home and abroad, to those who will be here, to those who won’t be here, to those who can’t be here, to those who couldn’t be bothered being here and especially to those with brand new tatas may you all have a very Merry Christmas and a peaceful, healthy  & prosperous 2017.

Some clips from Olga – A bit of the Band …..    … and a wee bit more.  

Acoustic for electric

First weekend in October sees the Clapton Unplugged album brought to the stage, in all its glory, in Cork and Killarney.  Cobh has managed  bit of a coup in that a full rehearsal has been arranged for next Weds night in the Comm.

As an added attraction, monies raisd on the door will go towards an electric wheelchair for The Spy.  Tickets are a very reasonable 8 yoyos and, unless sold out beforehand, will be available at the door.

Spread the word.  Contact for tickets at the moment are Sir Norman or Shane or

The return of the Nashvillians ……

Great to see that Mr Milan Miller has been nominated in the Songwriter of the Year category at this year’s International Bluegrass Music Association.  Though no stranger to these awards, having had a few songs previously nominated, it’s his 1st time in the songwriter category.

Hopefully when he and Melanie arrive on these shores in late Oct, the award will be in his possession!

Take me to church …….

Two of Cobh’s most (in)famous dynasties join together this weekend when Evelyn, eldest daughter of Lichie & Trish, and Michael, youngest son of Micka & Annette, return from Ozland to tie the knot.

As we speak, there is two truckloads of blaas making their way from the Déise to feed the masses while you can also expect strange accents from the likes of Tommy & the Crunch to be echoing in Scourge’s corner over the weekend.  Meanwhile the Pidge is expected to make a surprise visit to the Donk, if he can remember that the door now swings outwards!

The very best of wishes to Mikey & Evvy and here’s to a long, prosperous and happy life together.