Last Sunday, the Tramore Inn Downings were delighted to welcome Patsy Dan Rogers, over from Tory Island. The King of Tory called in to the newly re-opened Downings Pub, en route from a trip to Kerry, and joined his friends the Cullen family amongst other local musicians.
The music session was lively and energetic and the combination of old and young, alternative and traditional, Tory and Donegal was phenomenal. The traditional music scene in Downings was a welcome change for Northern, European and American tourists during the summer months this year, and continues to be enjoyed by the locals alike.
The North West of Donegal has a potential to promote and expand upon its tourism sector, in the current climate, we need to focus on our natural resources and talents. The Irish traditional culture and its aspects, such as music, are lacking in many parts of the county, and any interesting niche cultural activities that can raise our area’s profile should be marketed, supported and advertised accordingly.
Local initiative groups such as Moving Mevagh Forward, have realized this, and as well as community development are hoping to fulfill the potential of the surrounding areas with regard tourism and culture.
Traditional Music can be heard weekly in Tramore Inn, Downings, every Sunday night, with snacks served and a variety of excellent musicians contributing to a brilliant nights craic agus ceol for all ages and tastes.
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